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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    This point has been expressed many times in this thread.
    The reasons given are silly. If we defund PBS, they'll survive. And even if they don't (slim chance), there are many other TV stations with educational programming and they don't take money from the government. Why not slice away the unnecessary spending?


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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    The reasons given are silly. If we defund PBS, they'll survive. And even if they don't (slim chance), there are many other TV stations with educational programming and they don't take money from the government. Why not slice away the unnecessary spending?
    They aren't silly, they provide great educational programs for kids, how many times did you watch a documentary in school, and it was made by PBS? Also the reason you want to cut them is the deficit right? Well that has already been addressed as well, and defunding them won't solve the deficit.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    They aren't silly, they provide great educational programs for kids, how many times did you watch a documentary in school, and it was made by PBS? Also the reason you want to cut them is the deficit right? Well that has already been addressed as well, and defunding them won't solve the deficit.
    There are other companies that create education videos for kids, Star. And PBS would survive not having the small percentage they get from the government. Who has said it would solve the deficit? Cutting uneccessary spending is what needs to happen. Why not start here and get the ball rolling?


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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    The Constitution does not authorize the funding of a government propaganda network..
    You are correct. Rest assured that we do not have a government propaganda network. We do have a private propaganda network, but its privately funded principally by an Australian.

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    TNor should people who oppose the socialist message of NPR be forced to pay taxes to support it.
    Yep, if it doesn't have a conservative bias then it must be socialist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    NPR should compete for dollars on the same free-market place that Limbaugh, Beck, and John and Ken are competing in. If they can't remain financially solvent then that's proof enough that the majority don't want it, and as Mayor Sokum keeps hearing from the left, the will of the majority is supposed to prevail.
    Guess what? It already does. NPR gets a very small percentage of its operating dollars from government funding. Cut the funding and NPR barely hiccups.

    Guess what else? The republican obsession with NPR is really a testament to how clueless they are about fixing the budget. Their is a $1.5T shortfall and they chose to spend considerable time on the merits of a $7.5M. So that you understand the magnitude of $1M to $1T, consider that you live for 1,000,000 seconds every 11 days, but it takes 33,000 YEARS to have lived for 1,000,000,000,000 seconds.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Guess what? It already does. NPR gets a very small percentage of its operating dollars from government funding. Cut the funding and NPR barely hiccups.
    So what's the problem with defudning them?


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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    There are other companies that create education videos for kids, Star. And PBS would survive not having the small percentage they get from the government. Who has said it would solve the deficit? Cutting uneccessary spending is what needs to happen. Why not start here and get the ball rolling?
    It's just politicians grandstanding, pretending to solve the deficit, when they are doing nothing about it, and are letting the real problem grow bigger.

    PBS deserves the funding IMO, it's a worthwhile venture.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Another problem with public funding is that it allows the government to influence the reporting. The grants are paid forward in an attempt to avoid this, but in a congress with such a high reelection rate, legislators could still threaten future funding over bias.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    The reasons given are silly. If we defund PBS, they'll survive. And even if they don't (slim chance), there are many other TV stations with educational programming and they don't take money from the government. Why not slice away the unnecessary spending?
    If you think they are silly, then you don't understand them(see, others can be condescending as hell with those they disagree with too).
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Guess what? It already does. NPR gets a very small percentage of its operating dollars from government funding. Cut the funding and NPR barely hiccups.
    So why all the Democrat outrage over cutting DNC GOVERNMENT RADIO?

    Guess what else? The republican obsession with NPR is really a testament to how clueless they are about fixing the budget. Their is a $1.5T shortfall and they chose to spend considerable time on the merits of a $7.5M. So that you understand the magnitude of $1M to $1T, consider that you live for 1,000,000 seconds every 11 days, but it takes 33,000 YEARS to have lived for 1,000,000,000,000 seconds.
    Democrats wont even cut funding for a cowboy poetry contest........

    The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.......

    ......thanks to this Liberal attitude of "Its only (insert any number) Million dollars, we cant cut that.......the journey is now 14 trillion miles.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    You know what? I think I mis-voted. I might get this wrong, but if I remember correctly, as CC could demonstrate (I think I remember he had to talk about polls a lot, right?) , I voted in the affirmative for both. Well, I should have only agreed to NPR.
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