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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Well considering Democrats have already raised objections to cutting Cowboy Poetry Contests.........

    ............I think its safe to say there are no easy targets in The Democrat Budget to Bankruptcy.
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    Damn! How wrong can you get?

    The MILITARY is the Left's easiest target.

    Repelling the Invasion from Mexico is their second easiest target.

    The proper teaching of ENGLISH, mathematics, science, and history to American students is their third target.

    The Left has plenty of easy targets they wish to cut from the national budget. If you can identify something that's both constitutional (the education example was not) and beneficial to Americans in a way that increases personal independence and self-reliance, they want to cut it.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    Your comparing apples to oranges.
    No, not really. My point is that things which are funded by the taxpayer should do what they were designed to do -- not address the taxpayer's whim.

    I haven't seen anyone in this thread make a good solid argument that public broadcasting isn't doing what it was designed to do.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    It struck me that maybe the Cons just don't want people to be able to read.

    Critical thinking does prevent one from becoming a tea partier.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    It struck me that maybe the Cons just don't want people to be able to read.

    Critical thinking does prevent one from becoming a tea partier.
    Funny people in this country where taught to read, write and even do math for that matter long before private or public radio or T.V. As a matter of fact when I went to school NPR had zero influence on our curriculum. Then again there are those who wish to be brainwashed and then claim they are critical thinkers

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    FOX has liberals on it's payroll. NPR doesn't have conservative on it's payroll. Also, if George Soros thought it wasn't liberal, would he be one of their top donors? He only donates to the left.
    Utterly false:
    Tony Blankley is on at least once a week.
    David Brooks is on several times per week.
    Here's Lisa Davis complimenting NPRs coverage of the Dallas Tea Party: Instapundit Blog Archive PRAISE FOR NPR: Lisa Davis of the Dallas Tea Party writes: Robert Siegel, host of NPR’s “All Thi…
    Michael Medved is on record calling their news reporting among the most fair around.

    So, untrue. Sorry.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Damn! How wrong can you get?
    The MILITARY is the Left's easiest target.
    Repelling the Invasion from Mexico is their second easiest target.
    The proper teaching of ENGLISH, mathematics, science, and history to American students is their third target.
    The Left has plenty of easy targets they wish to cut from the national budget. If you can identify something that's both constitutional (the education example was not) and beneficial to Americans in a way that increases personal independence and self-reliance, they want to cut it.
    For the most part, you're confusing the left with the right.

    And the rest, you want to prove any of that? Don't worry, you can just make some baseless statement, I know there isn't any proof, or fact behind pretty much anything you said.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/us...cs/15poll.html

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Yes, the Tea Party is the best of the Republican Party coming together in their collective hatred of the Socialist Muslim in office, Barack Obama
    Hey if you dont want to stand with the Most Intelligent and Successful people in this country......

    ......the Democrat Party will gladly have you.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I would argue that NPR/PBS serves their communities well and for the tiny cost there is no reason not to continue with some funding. As this thread shows though, it has nothing to do with cutting the budget(since for all intents and purposes, this does not affect the budget), and is all about scoring points.
    For some of us it's about cutting the budget. I support eliminating the NPR/PBS and its strictly for fiscal reasons. I also recognize that just cutting public broadcasting would do nothing to solve our deficit. But as I said before I'll support any cuts to non-essential spending over the status quo. That said, most politicians harping on it are doing so to score points with their respective bases. They rather wring their hands over a program that accounts for a fraction of a percent of the budget than talk about cutting the real poblem ... entitlements and defense.

    One other thing though, I can see people honestly opposing it for non-fiscal reasons if they believe there is a liberal slant, even a slight one. The government funds should not be used to advance one political agenda over another. Now I personally have no idea if the NPR is biased or not and if so, how biased it is. I've never listened to it, and I'm not going to take someone else's word for it. But I do think it's VERY difficult to give any kind of in depth analysis of political issues and events without letting one's own political bias creep in. And if one bias is consistently presented over the other with federal tax dollars, then I would call that that as a problem.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    For some of us it's about cutting the budget. I support eliminating the NPR/PBS and its strictly for fiscal reasons. I also recognize that just cutting public broadcasting would do nothing to solve our deficit. But as I said before I'll support any cuts to non-essential spending over the status quo. That said, most politicians harping on it are doing so to score points with their respective bases. They rather wring their hands over a program that accounts for a fraction of a percent of the budget than talk about cutting the real poblem ... entitlements and defense.

    One other thing though, I can see people honestly opposing it for non-fiscal reasons if they believe there is a liberal slant, even a slight one. The government funds should not be used to advance one political agenda over another. Now I personally have no idea if the NPR is biased or not and if so, how biased it is. I've never listened to it, and I'm not going to take someone else's word for it. But I do think it's VERY difficult to give any kind of in depth analysis of political issues and events without letting one's own political bias creep in. And if one bias is consistently presented over the other with federal tax dollars, then I would call that that as a problem.
    You make some excellent points in your statement, and for the most part your probably correct in regards to politicians and their motives. My problem with NPR is fiscal, constitutional and our government supporting entities that have no right to be fiscally supported. This is probably the foremost reason we are in the mess we are in, including the massive defense budget, entitlements and foreign investments and aide. Now NPR being biased in my opinion just makes it much easier to see this operation defunded as it should be.

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