Not noted by the clannish liberals who really need to get out more. You know, having all of Noam Chomsky's books in pristine condition on your coffee table doesn't really make you well read. So, I know a few liberals and some conservatives who read. Come to think of it though, I don't know a single conservative who confuses Michael Moores movies with reality.
I'm a big fan of NPR and PBS.
I could care less about the news coverage, my interests lie in the educational programming. I grew up on it, it was good stuff, and I want my kids to be able to enjoy it too. I wish Cookie Monster would go back to his lovable crack-addict self, but all good things come to an end.
My wife's a big fan of the classical music programming. We're both fans of Prairie Home Companion.
I don't know where they get their median-income numbers from, but they sure as hell didn't get them from my family. My dad's a retired cop, my mom's a retired library clerk, and mine is a single-income household.
When in reality we can't afford either Republican or Democrats plan. The cuts have to be broad and deep and across all things. Defense, Welfare and Social programs, entitlements such as SS, Medicare and Medicaid. I favor a flat cut across every single area of 15% over the next 5 years, increasing to 20% in 10 years, while changing the tax rate to a flat 23% fixed rate for everyone - no exceptions. If you make a dime, 23% of that dime is collected. Then the states can cut their own areas to make sure they can get out of the red - and in about 20-25 years we'll be dug out of this mess, assuming of course no one screws it up.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
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Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes, that way when you do criticize them you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.
That's the most common root of any argument against cutting any spending not related directly to life and limb.