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Old 03-17-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Conservatives won't get rid of NPR, donations from supporters will probably start to soar now.
I listen to it regularly, within the American radio landscape NPR is in a class of its own
Who wants to get rid of NPR? Republicans just don't want taxpayers to pay for it. If NPR won't miss the money then it shouldn't be a big deal.
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:57 PM
 
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Yep, that's right. A whole $0 of taxpayer money.

Way to go House, wasn't that time well-spent.

"It should also be noted that despite the eye-rolling Republican rhetoric this morning about the need to cut spending, while the bill imposes certain prohibitions on the use of federal funds, it does not actually do anything with the money. Which is why the CBO scores the bill at a net budget savings of... zero dollars."

Daily Kos: House to debate 'emergency' bill... to defund NPR
I'm sure it makes no difference since NPR has it's supporters.
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:58 PM
 
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Glad Republicans are sticking to their focus of creating jobs. This .000001% of our budget should be just the ticket we need to balancing the budgets. And the problem is not national NPR, but more the fact that the federal funding support coverage in rural areas that cannot support a market.

These people need to grow up and start pushing legislation that will solve our problems, not even partisan scorees. Such children run this country on both sides.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:04 PM
 
Location: The Heartland
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Didn't I hear someone from NPR say they would be better off without government money?
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:51 PM
 
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Because it's about the budget, and stuff.

Well mostly the stuff.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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I would have to say... saving zero dollars is a LOT better than the democrats, SPEND SPEND SPEND....
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Yep, that's right. A whole $0 of taxpayer money.

It doesn't matter what the amount is. The federal government has no business funding the arts in any way.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:52 PM
 
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It doesn't matter what the amount is. The federal government has no business funding the arts in any way.
Why do you hate The Smithsonian? "Promote the General Welfare". The Federal Government has every right to fund museums and the arts. Whats next, no National Parks?


Give me a break.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:54 PM
 
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It doesn't matter what the amount is. The federal government has no business funding the arts in any way.
Yep. I think funding for the National Endowment for the Arts NEA should be next on the list of cuts and tax payer savings. We all remember the exposure of the Obama administration's use of the NEA for propaganda. I'm tired of my tax dollars being used for brainwashing. Good art like good journalism will stand on its own.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:54 PM
 
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I can understand the State Government funding it... but the Federal Government?? Really?
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