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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    The whole debate over to defund NPR/PBS is just another GOP attempt to misdirect and create issues out of thin air. Why do they not focus on the real problems instead of attacking these programming stations for their "fact-reporting," is that something that offends the GOP?
    So far all the Rep bills take away money, not one progressive bill or realistic problem solving, just repressive ones.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    So here we have NPR, piss ant little thing getting funding. Sure we should cut it.
    About time you start sounding like a Libertarian.......

    The Democrat Party cant even cut a cowboy poetry contest........the "other things" you think should be cut first........will make the liberal whining over cutting DNC TV/Radio sound like a mouse fart.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Why can't we just cut public media subsidies and larger parts of the budget as well, and just get over it? I don't care if the amount is small or the GOP uses it as a deflection from making meaningful cuts. The sooner we take away the subsidies, the sooner they loose another bogeyman to hide behind, instead of tackling the core reasons behind the deficit. Let's not make the perfect the enemy of the good.

    I think Ikari's point is that the GOP uses NPR/PBS as a distraction to avoid tackling entitlements and defense spending. I agree with this, but if I were a congressman presented with a bill to cut funding, I would support it. I think Ikari would too, but we would both attack Congress for not making more meaningful cuts.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    About time you start sounding like a Libertarian.......

    The Democrat Party cant even cut a cowboy poetry contest........the "other things" you think should be cut first........will make the liberal whining over cutting DNC TV/Radio sound like a mouse fart.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Why can't we just cut public media subsidies and larger parts of the budget as well, and just get over it? I don't care if the amount is small or the GOP uses it as a deflection from making meaningful cuts. The sooner we take away the subsidies, the sooner they loose another bogeyman to hide behind, instead of tackling the core reasons behind the deficit. Let's not make the perfect the enemy of the good.

    I think Ikari's point is that the GOP uses NPR/PBS as a distraction to avoid tackling entitlements and defense spending. I agree with this, but if I were a congressman presented with a bill to cut funding, I would support it. I think Ikari would too, but we would both attack Congress for not making more meaningful cuts.
    Exactly, I don't see this as something worth our time to get bogged down in. Cutting it is fine, so long as we're saving the money (we won't). But there are larger issues at stake here and cutting NPR in reality does nothing to our overall situation. We're going to get distracted talking about NPR, meanwhile we pissed through nearly 40 years of NPR funding blowing up little pieces of Libya. Why aren't people bitching there? Cutting NPR just won't do us any good and there's no point in wasting time with the topic. Throw it into the massive spending cut bill, sure; but make sure you get the things which can actually make a difference. Cut all subsidies, not just NPR/PBS, cut all tax give aways, cut defense spending, etc. If we aren't going to look at the bigger issues, what point is it in getting bogged down in the fine details? It's like being flat broke and saying "Well I can't afford that 10 cent piece of bubble gum" and then turn around and drop 2 grand on a new TV. Yay on saving the 10 cents, but you're still ****ed.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Lose NASA, but keep Nat'l Parks Service and OSHA, they serve a purpose.
    That was my point. Everybody has some programs they like, would want to see continued, and others would rather cut them.

    I agree with you on the parks. To me, cutting money to the National Parks would be short sighted and irresponsible. The relevant lands should be protected permanently. We already have enough real estate we can destroy.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    No.

    Every dime helps.

    And the ideological issues are the same regardless of the dollar amount involved, and the Left MUST LOSE this ideological battle, one budget line at a time if that's what's necessary, if the United States is going to gain fiscal solvency and constitutionality.

    As for picking battles, the Battle of the Greedy Leftist RAdio Barons is incredibly important. The Left has NO ammunition here, no valid justification for the continued existence of taxpayer funding for NPR when the vast bulk of the nation doesn't listen to it, when it caters to the wealthy, when the taxpayers are either unemployed or facing doubled gasoline prices. The people want this debate ended, along with NPR, so the Congress can focus on other issues, such as drilling on the US Continental Shelves, wondering why the hell we've got three wars on the stove now, and if President Obama's golf score is improving what with all the practice he's getting on the taxpayer dollar.

    Finally, Mayor Snorkum could list 100 programs with budgets of a size with NPR's that can be axed with only special interest groups to whine about their loss. When Obama and the Democrats can't find but 4 gigabucks to cut out of a 4 terabuck budget, they need all the help real Americans can give them in pointing out what's not necessary, what's not wanted, and most importantly of all, what's not Constitutional and hence illegal in the US budget.
    The bolded is what we should be hell bent on cutting. If you want to cut NPR, fine, but lets stop spending hundreds of billions on those goddamned wars.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Yes, let's defund two of the best educational tools available today the US. We're already falling behind the rest of the world, why not just screw ourselves over completely.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Yes, let's defund two of the best educational tools available today the US. We're already falling behind the rest of the world, why not just screw ourselves over completely.
    There is a serious movement to dumb down students and revise history in some areas of the country. Several states have tried to change history books and argue the science of evolution. Kids here wouldn't have a chance competing against students in many other countries, and it may get worse. We should be very embarrassed.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Yes, let's defund two of the best educational tools available today the US. We're already falling behind the rest of the world, why not just screw ourselves over completely.
    I don't think it's the "best", but PBS is the only station that shows Nova programs anymore. **** you Discover Channel!
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