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View Poll Results: Should federal funding be stripped from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to save more than $4
YES 38 55.88%
NO 30 44.12%
Voters: 68. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-05-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Should federal funding be stripped from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to save more than $400 million a year?
1. No.

1. You couldn't change the wording even slightly from the CNN poll?

3. CNN poll results thus far: No 57% -- Yes 43%

4. Save more than $300 million a year? Even a 50% reduction in oil and gas company tax breaks would save taxpayers billions (not millions) of dollars. But saving taxpayer dollars isn't really what this is about, is it?
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:30 PM
 
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With the military, I would start by closing bases in Germany that were designed to resist an invasion from Czechoslovakia, how is that for waste.
I wouldn't know enough about it to make that decision and I'm guessing neither would you. If you're going to eliminate funds from the military you need to allow them to make the decisions as to what is essential or not.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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reduction in oil and gas company tax breaks would save taxpayers billions (not millions) of dollars. But saving taxpayer dollars isn't really what this is about, is it?
I'd agree with eliminating it but keep in mind this is fractions of a penny per gallon compared to some estimates that exceed $1 a gallon for ethanol.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: NC
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I wouldn't know enough about it to make that decision and I'm guessing neither would you. If you're going to eliminate funds from the military you need to allow them to make the decisions as to what is essential or not.
Ok how about the engine the military said it did not want. Republicans were all for that and that was 50m more the public radio.

Federal Boondoggle? Another $450 Million For Unwanted Joint Strike Fighter Engine - ABC News

What I am getting at is the Right wont touch there own stuff, but will cut peanuts and act like they are balancing the budget.

Besides how would you define 'essential' the Republicans want to cut LSC even though there is prove that that program saves lives all across America.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Just as a note, the cancellation of that engine is costing MD 500 high tech/high wage jobs at Grumman.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Yes, indeed it should.

Here's one reason;

Jim DeMint: Public Broadcasting Should Go Private - WSJ.com



They don't need taxpayer funding anymore.
Let them compete in the public market place of ideas....they would go the way of Air America.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: NC
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Just as a note, the cancellation of that engine is costing MD 500 high tech/high wage jobs at Grumman.
Yes the government could create 10,000 jobs just paying people to sit around. The point is we cannot afford it. It sucks but we have to make cuts and paying 500 people to make something the people its intended for don't want is a waste of money.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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You know what's funny about that engine deal? In about 5 years it will be decided that it's actually needed and cancellation now was a mistake that will then mean the price will double. It happened with original engines for the F14, consequently, inadequate ones were put in the first generation (which meant a lot of Naval Aviators died during carrier traps) and the following variants had the ones that should have been in them in the first place. Or the A10, same thing. Program was going to be cancelled by the Air Force, it wasn't for political reasons, and then the AF discovered during the first Iraq War that the A10 was actually a handy bird to have around for close air support and tank killing.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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If you're going to eliminate funds from the military you need to allow them to make the decisions as to what is essential or not.
Oh, god yes, there couldn't possibly be an conflicts of interest between military procurement and defense contractors, air force fighter pilots are always looking after the best interest of military when it comes to unmanned aircraft, and god knows admirals are always looking for ways to reduce the number of ships.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:18 PM
 
Location: 22 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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To be fair $400m is not going to make a dent in the interest of the multi trillion dollar debt, and this is more of a right wing talking point either way. If the Republicans were serious about free market solutions they would eliminate, farm and ethanol subsidies, saving tens of billions. There is no need for them anymore as food prices are skyrocketing.
the liberals never should have mandated that ethenal be made from corn(a food)...gore was wrong

enthenal is a good thing..but needs to be from either CANE or HEMP

why did the liberals of 1937 outlaw hemp???? and why have they not legalized it????
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