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Earful, eh?


April 11, 2019

So Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, proposes a budget that eliminates funding for Special Olympics ($17.6 million), another $7.5 million decrease for technical education for the blind, $13 million in cuts to Gallaudet University for the Deaf, another $5 million in cuts to printing books for the blind, not to mention a 26 percent cut to grants to states to support special education. That’s roughly $43.9 million of our tax money.

So far, President Trump has spent approximately $93 million of our tax money on golf trips to his private golf resorts, when you count security, airlifting li...

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