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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    And we have heard a similar outcry from budget every item that has been proposed for cutting. But I guess your statement is accurate in that it won't solve the problem by itself. (not sure where you came up with the "hurts the nation" part)

    The money is being borrowed by the Feds to finance a luxury. And we should continue to do so because stopping this particular drain won't "solve the problem"??


    Lots of smart people in the discussion. But sometimes I am left scratching my head....

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    NPR and PBS provides some of the best news, and educational programing in the country, and it would hurt the nation to defund them. The fact is that, even if you defund everything besides the military, social security, and medicare, we will still have a deficit. We need to cut those programs, this is just politicians pretending to do something about the deficit, nothing more.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    NPR and PBS provides some of the best news, and educational programing in the country, and it would hurt the nation to defund them. The fact is that, even if you defund everything besides the military, social security, and medicare, we will still have a deficit. We need to cut those programs, this is just politicians pretending to do something about the deficit, nothing more.
    I'd be willing to risk hurting the country and defunding NPR.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I'd be willing to risk hurting the country and defunding NPR.
    Even if you don't like NPR, defunding it won't solve anything. It's nothing more than politicians grandstanding, and pretending to do something, while they let the real problem grow bigger.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Even if you don't like NPR, defunding it won't solve anything. It's nothing more than politicians grandstanding, and pretending to do something, while they let the real problem grow bigger.
    It has little to do with like or dislike - I don't watch or listen to their shows... I watch my local PBS once in a while but that's it. NPR simply doesn't need the funding and they should compete with the rest of the stations out there for whatever money they won't get from the gov.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed 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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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It has little to do with like or dislike - I don't watch or listen to their shows... I watch my local PBS once in a while but that's it. NPR simply doesn't need the funding and they should compete with the rest of the stations out there for whatever money they won't get from the gov.
    I disagree, like others have stated, there is a benefit to having news stations that don't have to please their bosses.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I have listened to NPR some on long drives across country. It has simply put the best in depth news coverage. Newspapers and magazines wish they had as solid of news coverage.
    I remember tuning into NPR while driving through the US. They were discussing healthcare, and the segment focussed in on the Canadian system. I think if more Americans would have tuned in, they would hold a much different opinion on the facets of our system, suchs as our government does not run our healthcare as opposed to just funding it (amongst other interesting tidbits and facts that even educated me about my own system). It was an interesting and informative couple of hours that didn't *GASP* once mention "death panels," and other faulty misconceptions. It's great when a station does not have an agenda. Like Americans, we have our own publicly funded radio (CBC) and if my government decided to scrap it, I would be one of the first on Parliament Hill to protest.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I remember tuning into PBS while driving through the US. They were discussing healthcare, and the segment focussed in on the Canadian system. I think if more Americans would have tuned in, they would hold a much different opinion on the facets of our system, suchs as our government does not run our healthcare as opposed to just funding it (amongst other interesting tidbits and facts that even educated me about my own system). It was an interesting and informative couple of hours that didn't *GASP* once mention "death panels," and other faulty misconceptions. Like you, we have our own publicly funded radio (CBC) and if my government decided to scrap it, I would be one of the first on Parliament Hill to protest.
    And so would many hockey fans
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    And so would many hockey fans
    That goes without saying, eh. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    That goes without saying, eh. ;-)
    I don't think Don Cherry would like losing his paycheck.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Do you agree or disagree that we need to stop giving federal $$ to NPR and PBS? I'd like someone who disagree with the defunding, to give some good reasons why the taxpayers should be forced to give money to a radio and TV station.

    Thank you.
    As our Forefathers and Founders turn in their graves.....at even the notion of Government Radio and TV......

    .....I say cut every bloody cent of funding for NPR and PBS.....yesterday.
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