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Thank You: Trump’s Budget Eliminates Funding for PBS, NPR

President Trump’s proposed budget would eliminate funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which funds PBS and NPR, according to The Hill.

Please, Congress, do this. Please. I know you won’t, but please.

If I were president, this would be the first thing I would propose to Congress. Forget national security. Forget the budget deficit. Defund these two, especially NPR.

I don’t watch PBS often because I don’t watch much television other than the news. But I know it’s quite liberal. I do end up listening to NPR sometimes because I turn the radio on in the car.

Oh, the smug voices. The casual assumption that liberal and left-wing politics is simply neutral, rational thought. The relentless attacks on President Trump and conservatives, both subtle and overt.

Now, don’t get me wrong, they have every right to an opinion. And I listen to NPR, and occasionally watch PBS, because there is sometimes interesting programming going. But the notion that taxpayers should have to fund a liberal agenda is abhorrent.

And I’m willing to bet the mean income of those who listen to these stations is at least twice that of average Americans. It’s programming for the intellectual elite, who usually make plenty of money. We now have all kinds of media options, including satellite radio and cable TV. If rich people want something stimulating to listen to or watch, they can pay for it, not have others foot the bill.

17 Responses to Thank You: Trump’s Budget Eliminates Funding for PBS, NPR

  1. In 2012 PBS and NPR received about $450 million. The liberals say it is just peanuts, why worry about such a small amount.

    That attitude is the problem in Washington. Everyone has their pet project and consider the expense as just peanuts.

    Problem is all the peanuts add up.

  2. The problem with the NPR taxpayer-funded scheme is that we end up paying to support a notoriously lefty politicized presentation of events, people and politics. And that ain’t how US tax payers’ money should be spent.

  3. As mentioned above, leftists always claim the amount of money spent on PBS/NPR, etc is miniscule. Small peanuts.

    Maybe so. But you sure can’t tell by all the caterwauling they do when their money is threatened.

    You can’t have it both ways. No matter the amount – large or small – it needs to go.


  4. If you vote to keep funding… You are either
    A – a Democrat/Socialist
    B – a RINO (and needs to have a primary opponent)

    Pick your battles……..Trump does…. He picks ALL of them.

  5. Once KVOD announcers regularly acknowledged the ‘gay & lesbian alliance’ for their donations to this NPR classical music radio station ( along side of business, academic, medical, charity groups, & philanthropic individuals), it was clear that God honoring composers were now prostituted by these articulate pimps who plead for more lucre to carry out a more cultured if degenerate programming. They will always have plenty of money with or without extorted public funding.

  6. What I get a kick out of is they have wall to wall great music/concert programing when they are begging for dollars. The rest of the year Austin City Limits is about it, unless I missed something…

  7. NPR news “analysis” always struck me as vapid and “fussy.” If I want quirky gossip, I’ll talk to a high-schooler working at the grocery store.

    From adult “journalists,” not so much.