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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    If I could, I would. Back before I had a wife and two kids to support, I did donate.

    ETA: If you're serious about making meaningful budget cuts, you start with bigger pieces of the pie. Public broadcasting funding is something like 0.002% of the Federal budget.
    Well hats off to you for putting your money where your mouth is.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    A libertarian in support of NPR.......like spotting Big Foot.....or the elusive Blue Dog Democrat......
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    Support of taxpayer funded (ie, collected under threat of violence) radio is not a libertarian position. People claiming to be libertarian who support such frivolous use of someone else's tax dollars aren't good libertarians.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    You miss the point. Yes, there are bigger fish that have to be fried, but how are we ever going to do that if we're not even willing to cut the small, clearly nonessential stuff?
    The funny thing is their pet environmentalists won't let them cut down all the trees they're going to need to print all the money they're going to have print to pay for all the programs they insist we can't live without that we lived without before they were implemented.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    ....and I think its okay to have you and your fellow Democrats pay for it. Try using your wallet for once.....mine needs a break.....thanks!
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    Okay, no problem. And you pay for the things you agree with. If those are Iraq and Libya, for example, your wallet will empty fast, but for me, NPR and PBS will grow my brain for cheap, cheap. I win.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    You miss the point. Yes, there are bigger fish that have to be fried, but how are we ever going to do that if we're not even willing to cut the small, clearly nonessential stuff?
    No, you miss the point. What's the point of having a fight over public broadcasting when it's like 0.002% of the budget while we're hemorrhaging money elsewhere?

    In other words, why expend the mental energy and political capital on something so small compared to other much larger budget items?
    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 TacticalEvilDan View Post
    In other words, why expend the mental energy and political capital on something so small compared to other much larger budget items?
    Because intellectual programming is liberal propaganda or something.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    No, you miss the point. What's the point of having a fight over public broadcasting when it's like 0.002% of the budget while we're hemorrhaging money elsewhere?

    In other words, why expend the mental energy and political capital on something so small compared to other much larger budget items?
    Because it's political move, and it's a symbolic move. Pure and simple.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    You miss the point. Yes, there are bigger fish that have to be fried, but how are we ever going to do that if we're not even willing to cut the small, clearly nonessential stuff?
    What good is cutting the small, clearly nonessential stuff? Of all the things to be outraged about with the federal government, NPR just isn't high up there. What have we wasted on the Iraq war? Afghanistan? Bail outs? Much much much more than NPR. It's like being thousands of dollars in debt and saving a few pennies. Sure, you saved a few pennies and that is nice; but it hasn't done a darn thing for your position. You have to cut more to make better improvements. Like I said, when NPR funding seriously becomes one of my top concerns, we will be in a good place.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Support of taxpayer funded (ie, collected under threat of violence) radio is not a libertarian position. People claiming to be libertarian who support such frivolous use of someone else's tax dollars aren't good libertarians.
    Maybe you should read people's opinions before making snarky comments about their political resolve. I don't support NPR, however, it's currently not one of my top concerns. We have so many other places which spend orders of magnitude more than NPR. Cutting some small fraction of a percent of our spending isn't going to do anything for our overall problem. Change can only be made by making significant cuts elsewhere. Perhaps reconsidering our interventionist policies and what they do. Maybe reconsidering all the entitlements and subsidies which go to big corporations and bail outs for companies who acted improperly and broke the system. Yes, in an ideal world I can get all up on my soap box over NPR. Sit here and preach about government propaganda and federally controlled media. But A) we still have significant private press B) we are spending orders of magnitude more money on a plethora of other useless programs and government giveaways. When NPR becomes a major concern, we're sitting pretty because we won't be wasting billions even trillions elsewhere.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Okay, no problem. And you pay for the things you agree with. If those are Iraq and Libya, for example, your wallet will empty fast, but for me, NPR and PBS will grow my brain for cheap, cheap. I win.
    There not.......so pay for DNC RADIO/TV INC. with your own money......and then pay for Barack Petroelum Obama's War for Lybian Oil.....since you voted for him.
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