Pianist attacks Trump’s ‘cruel’ cutsmain
Emmanuel Ax’s letter in today’s NY Times:
To the Editor:
President Trump’s proposed budget, which cuts funding for the National Institutes of Health and eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, not to mention the cuts to such programs as Meals on Wheels and school lunches, is selling American scientific and intellectual capacity down the river.
It will lower our quality of life in the service of an ideology that is as outdated as it is cruel. The lawmakers supporting this are yesterday’s people, and we desperately need to look to the future, lest our children pay a heavy price.
EMANUEL AX, NEW YORK