March 17, 2017

The cost of America's increasingly expensive military fighter jets

Source: Houston Chronicle

Journalist: Fernando Ramirez

In late February, President Donald Trump announced a $54 billion increase in military spending. This week, he revealed where he's going to get the money from.

On the chopping block are government organizations like the Environmental Protection Agency with a 31 percent decrease in budget, the State Department with a 28.7 percent cut, and the Labor Department with a 20 percent cut. 

In addition, government programs like the National Endowment for the Arts, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the African Development Foundation are all in danger of losing funding. 

Read the full article at the Houston Chronicle.


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