Taxpayers May Soon Be Relieved of Funding PBS & NPR
[TWG Note: DEFUND THOSE DESPICABLE PARASITES ALREADY! I used to do a lot of volunteer work for PBS… until I learned what liars and propagandists they are.]
By Candice Lanier
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) are joining forces in an effort to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). The CPB is the nonprofit “steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting whose funded programs are distributed through National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).” The organization is requesting a hefty $445 million advance for the year 2015. The two congressmen have prepared letters, addressed to the heads of the appropriation committees, which state that defunding CPB “should be one of the easiest decisions to make.” Finding things to cut, as the US is burdened with $15 trillion in debt, should not be difficult.
“CPB’s requested appropriation represents no reduction from its prior year appropriation level,” the letter declares. “While so many Americans are making sacrifices around the country to make ends meet, CPB appears unwilling to do the same.”
According to the two congressmen, the CPB’s taxpayer funded budget is out of control and has increased by almost 31% over the past decade. They also point out that between 2001 and 2012 CPB’s funding took a leap from $340 million to $441.1 million. Both men have long advocated for ending the taxpayer funding of public broadcasting. For instance, last March, Lamborn attempted to defund NPR by introducing a bill that passed 228-192 in the House, but stalled in the Senate. Similarly, Sen. DeMint, working in collaboration with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), introduced a bill that would have defunded CPB.
Examples, from the Media Research Center, of the “obnoxiously biased” programing from PBS and NPR: (Con’t)