As you’ve probably heard by now, President Donald Trump’s latest budget proposal has been released, and it’s perhaps one of the most controversial in history. The proposal suggests cuts in funding for public broadcasting, the arts, the Environmental Protection Agency, and even meals on wheels for America’s elderly. OK, OK, so we expected the first few, but meals on wheels?! What kind of president doesn’t want their elderly people to be fed and watered?
Neil deGrasse Tyson agrees. He recently launched a Twitter tirade railing against the proposed cuts. He claimed that if Trump’s plan goes ahead, America will not be “great again”, but will be sicker, weaker, and dumber.
Tyson began his rant by slamming Trump’s proposed cuts to various scientific agencies. Let’s not forget that this guy is one of America’s most famous astrophysicists, so I’m willing to bet he knows a thing or two about the importance of science for our future.
Tyson then went on to comment on Trump’s proposed cuts to health, education, art, and the environment. You know, all those things that a country really needs to thrive. I’m starting to thing Tyson might have a point here.
Tyson then went on to slam Trump for his inability to question his own point of view, and in particular, his penchant for surrounding himself with equally close-minded people: “The very best way to support and feed your delusions: Surround yourself with people whose world views match yours exactly.”
Thankfully, Trump’s budget proposal is just that: a proposal. While many of his more extreme plans might not go ahead, it’s still a clear indication of how Trump thinks: “Do old people need food? Of course not! Do we need to protect the environment for future generations? Nah, don’t bother.”
I’m just sad that Trump will be dead long before any of his devastating policies start to have a real effect on our environment. Is there any wonder he doesn’t really care about protecting the planet? This writer thinks not.