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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    It's the tragedy we live with. Sure Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are what needs to be cut, but as you observe, all that takes political capital and we haven't got a single politician brave enough or stupid enough to cough up enough political capital to make even a dent in the big three. So I, for one, will take what I can get. Cut NPR and PBS. Cut the post office. Cut everything non-essential that can be cut.
    Yet what's essential is subjective. For example, I value the post office, and many businesses rely on it. I'd vote to save it. Same with something like Title X. I see its value, and from my limited reading about it, there's a good argument that it actually saves money based on the value it creates. Is cutting it really a step in the right direction?

    That's what I mean about these political battles. We're spending political capital anyway. Basically, we're wasting our ammo on field mice when there's a herd of buffalo coming over the hill.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostlyJoe View Post
    Yet what's essential is subjective. For example, I value the post office, and many businesses rely on it. I'd vote to save it.
    You're voting selfishly. I'm talking about what's essential for the American people, which is objective.

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostlyJoe View Post
    Same with something like Title X. I see its value, and from my limited reading about it, there's a good argument that it actually saves money based on the value it creates. Is cutting it really a step in the right direction?
    That depends on how good the argument is that it saves money. Does it really save money? What is the bottom line for the taxpayer? That is how we determine what to cut.

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    That's what I mean about these political battles. We're spending political capital anyway. Basically, we're wasting our ammo on field mice when there's a herd of buffalo coming over the hill.
    Well, when you only have a varmint rifle, what good is going after buffalo anyway?

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    I'd support that. It's slash and burn time. The trouble is nobody in Washington is serious about making cuts, so what you call tickytack might be the only cuts we can make.
    But all of this to me seems like nothing more than diversionary tactics. Get us caught up in arguing over .001% of the budget so we don't worry about the other 99.999%. I don't think anything will come from cutting NPR, the money saved even if we do cut it will just be used elsewhere. I don't think we should waste our time and get distracted over things like this because things like this really are zero factors. We need something that makes a difference.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    You're voting selfishly. I'm talking about what's essential for the American people, which is objective.



    That depends on how good the argument is that it saves money. Does it really save money? What is the bottom line for the taxpayer? That is how we determine what to cut.



    Well, when you only have a varmint rifle, what good is going after buffalo anyway?
    You use my own metaphor against me!

    What's essential is certainly not objective. Even the notion that we have to completely eradicate the debt is a subjective judgment. I certainly think we must, but many people argue that now's not the time or even that it's healthy to carry some debt.

    As to your second graph, I agree with that rational approach.

    As to the buffalo, I think we have the means to take him down, but, as you point out, not the will.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    While that is true Ikari, it is rather unlikely there will be significant headway in agreement on the big ticket items. Perhaps in the short-term we will have what some would consider modest cuts, but I would say are fairly large (5-10% at most). Take lessons from Reagan administration. It was a heavily ideological administration, but political reality came crashing down. While there were cuts in many areas, the most heavily targeted were programs that benefited the poor, but were not seen as insurance and were not widely defended. This became a common liberal criticism, but there was comparatively little resistance in comparison to those that benefited the rest of the population who could afford to lobby against dramatic cuts.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by LookingGlass View Post
    They need to be cut...period. So what if Inez from BFE Nebraska isn't going to see Sesame Street. Cut it yesterday!

    I always thought Sesame Street was entertaining and educational at the same time. And, what about the Electric Company. Seriously, a child, I learned what a conjunction was used for -and- (conjunction) how to transition my sentences to higher heights as a direct result! I learned about how a "bill" becomes a "law," and I learned how to enunciate the s-ou-nds of my words much better as a small child. PBS rocks!

    Why on earth would anybody want to cut that? Oh, wait a minute. We are talking about our Federal Government are we not. Well, ehem... in that case, the call for cuts make much more sense now.
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    PBS is an amazing resouce for MANY things.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by PW4000 View Post
    I always thought Sesame Street was entertaining and educational at the same time. And, what about the Electric Company. Seriously, a child, I learned what a conjunction was used for -and- (conjunction) how to transition my sentences to higher heights as a direct result! I learned about how a "bill" becomes a "law," and I learned how to enunciate the s-ou-nds of my words much better as a small child. PBS rocks!

    Why on earth would anybody want to cut that? Oh, wait a minute. We are talking about our Federal Government are we not. Well, ehem... in that case, the call for cuts make much more sense now.
    Is that your CENTRIST opinion?
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

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    Is that your CENTRIST opinion?
    Absolutely! I don't hide or shy away from it either.

    Come on - how can you want to pull the plug on that which brought you this: (turn our volume way up)



    "I'm going to get there, if you're veeeeeery careful."

    Now, you sit here and tell me that after all these years, you still don't have your Conjunction Junction groove fully in gear? This was epic genius on the part of PBS, and from the looks of things in the United States today, more people could have benefited from learning more about Grammar this way.

    Pure genius, was PBS when they put this out there. Here, I've got some more for you to reminisce abut. You will absolutely love this one:



    We can send half the people on this board back to Conjunction Function and School House Rock, just so they can develop better writing skills! We can't get rid of this - we just can't.

    PBS Rocks, and (conjunction function) it always has. That's my CENTRIST view point.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Oh, I used to love this one!



    Epic Educational Genius for young people. Nothing short of absolutely wonderful bliss.

    O' the days of long ago. How I remember thee. How is it, that thou hast been forgotten amongst the deeply rooted weeds of television scripts void of redeemable content and substance of today. O' How we thirst for the grammatical nectar that once flowed from your lips to our dry, dusty and barren ears, which entered our minds, whereupon your eloquence and intellectual charm took advantage of our youth and in return made us strong in the written word. Must we say goodbye?

    They helped to make me the writer I am today. Not the best, but certainly not the worst. Oh, yeah! PBS Rocks!
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