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Trump proposes eliminating federal funding for PBS, NPR
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David Fritz
2018-02-14 06:49:28 UTC
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Get the radical leftists off the air and keep them off. They use public
media as a bully pulpit.

President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal
funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a
package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall.

CPB provides federal funding for PBS and National Public Radio stations.

"The Budget proposes to eliminate Federal funding for the Corporation for
Public Broadcasting (CPB) over a two year period," according to the
proposal.

"CPB grants represent a small share of the total funding for the Public
Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR), which
primarily rely on private donations to fund their operations," it
continues.

"To conduct an orderly transition away from Federal funding, the Budget
requests $15.5 million in 2019 and $15 million in 2020, which would
include funding for personnel costs of $16.2 million, rental costs of $8.9
million; and other costs totaling $5.4 million."

In a statement in March 2017 after the first Trump budget proposed the
elimination of CPB, the 50-year-old nonprofit characterized itself as “one
of America’s best investments.”

“We will work with the new administration and Congress in raising
awareness that elimination of federal funding to CPB begins the collapse
of the public media system itself and the end of the essential national
service," CPB President Patricia Harrison said.

“There is no viable substitute for federal funding that ensures Americans
have universal access to public media’s educational and informational
programming and services," she added.

“The elimination of federal funding to CPB would initially devastate and
ultimately destroy public media’s role in early childhood education,
public safety, connecting citizens to our history, and promoting civil
discussions — all for Americans in both rural and urban communities.”

Responding to Trump's budget, the CPB's head said the cuts would hurt
emergency alert systems and childhood programming, among other things.

PBS CEO Paula Kerger said at a TV critics meeting last July that a number
of PBS stations across the country are dependent on federal funding in
order to survive.

"PBS will not go away, but a number of our stations will," Kerger said on
July 30. "There is no Plan B for that."

Trump's budget requires congressional approval before it can take effect.
Public broadcasting has survived previous presidential threats to cut its
funding.

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/373434-trump-proposes-eliminating-
federal-funding-for-pbs-npr
Ubiquitous
2018-02-14 12:12:13 UTC
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Post by David Fritz
President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal
funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a
package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall.
Let us hope this is just the begining of massive budget cuts.
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Adam H. Kerman
2018-02-14 21:57:02 UTC
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Post by David Fritz
President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal
funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a
package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall.
Let us hope this is just the begining of massive budget cuts.
Don't be absurd. Did you miss the massive budget increase the military
received? It was in the news.

Politicians who make serious promises to cut federal spending must start
with the military budget. There's simply no other way to do it. Next
they have to discuss raising the retirement age for Social Security and
Medicare.

When they discuss itsy bitsy programs like CPB and Amtrak, you're
obligated to throw rotten tomatoes at them.
Lesmond
2018-02-15 14:36:46 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Ubiquitous
Post by David Fritz
President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal
funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a
package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall.
Let us hope this is just the begining of massive budget cuts.
Don't be absurd. Did you miss the massive budget increase the military
received? It was in the news.
Politicians who make serious promises to cut federal spending must start
with the military budget. There's simply no other way to do it.
Agreed.

Next
Post by Adam H. Kerman
they have to discuss raising the retirement age for Social Security and
Medicare.
Except I think folks should have a chance to retire before they die.
Post by Adam H. Kerman
When they discuss itsy bitsy programs like CPB and Amtrak, you're
obligated to throw rotten tomatoes at them.
Yep.
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Adam H. Kerman
2018-02-15 15:13:39 UTC
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Post by Lesmond
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Ubiquitous
Post by David Fritz
President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal
funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a
package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall.
Let us hope this is just the begining of massive budget cuts.
Don't be absurd. Did you miss the massive budget increase the military
received? It was in the news.
Politicians who make serious promises to cut federal spending must start
with the military budget. There's simply no other way to do it.
Agreed.
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Next they have to discuss raising the retirement age for Social Security
and Medicare.
Except I think folks should have a chance to retire before they die.
I don't know what to tell you about that. Social Security was originally
set up to provide a small income for a few elderly people who had lived
longer than average. Now it provides a small income for the last 15
years of life. It's not sustainable.

If not for Social Security taxes, plenty of additional people could have
saved for their own retirement. The way it's set up, it depends on an
ever-increasing number of younger workers, but we no longer have enough
younger workers to pay for the retirement older workers.
Post by Lesmond
Post by Adam H. Kerman
When they discuss itsy bitsy programs like CPB and Amtrak, you're
obligated to throw rotten tomatoes at them.
Yep.
Lesmond
2018-02-15 22:41:19 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Lesmond
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Ubiquitous
Post by David Fritz
President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal
funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a
package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall.
Let us hope this is just the begining of massive budget cuts.
Don't be absurd. Did you miss the massive budget increase the military
received? It was in the news.
Politicians who make serious promises to cut federal spending must start
with the military budget. There's simply no other way to do it.
Agreed.
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Next they have to discuss raising the retirement age for Social Security
and Medicare.
Except I think folks should have a chance to retire before they die.
I don't know what to tell you about that. Social Security was originally
set up to provide a small income for a few elderly people who had lived
longer than average. Now it provides a small income for the last 15
years of life. It's not sustainable.
If not for Social Security taxes, plenty of additional people could have
saved for their own retirement. The way it's set up, it depends on an
ever-increasing number of younger workers, but we no longer have enough
younger workers to pay for the retirement older workers.
The problam with personal resposibility is that you have to take it.
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b***@gmail.com
2018-02-16 09:09:28 UTC
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Post by Lesmond
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Lesmond
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Ubiquitous
Post by David Fritz
President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal
funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a
package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall.
Let us hope this is just the begining of massive budget cuts.
Don't be absurd. Did you miss the massive budget increase the military
received? It was in the news.
Politicians who make serious promises to cut federal spending must start
with the military budget. There's simply no other way to do it.
Agreed.
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Next they have to discuss raising the retirement age for Social Security
and Medicare.
Except I think folks should have a chance to retire before they die.
I don't know what to tell you about that. Social Security was originally
set up to provide a small income for a few elderly people who had lived
longer than average. Now it provides a small income for the last 15
years of life. It's not sustainable.
If not for Social Security taxes, plenty of additional people could have
saved for their own retirement. The way it's set up, it depends on an
ever-increasing number of younger workers, but we no longer have enough
younger workers to pay for the retirement older workers.
The problam with personal resposibility is that you have to take it.
Is that also the 'problam' with taking inherited wealth?
NoBody
2018-02-16 11:13:06 UTC
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Post by Lesmond
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Lesmond
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Ubiquitous
Post by David Fritz
President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal
funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a
package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall.
Let us hope this is just the begining of massive budget cuts.
Don't be absurd. Did you miss the massive budget increase the military
received? It was in the news.
Politicians who make serious promises to cut federal spending must start
with the military budget. There's simply no other way to do it.
Agreed.
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Next they have to discuss raising the retirement age for Social Security
and Medicare.
Except I think folks should have a chance to retire before they die.
I don't know what to tell you about that. Social Security was originally
set up to provide a small income for a few elderly people who had lived
longer than average. Now it provides a small income for the last 15
years of life. It's not sustainable.
If not for Social Security taxes, plenty of additional people could have
saved for their own retirement. The way it's set up, it depends on an
ever-increasing number of younger workers, but we no longer have enough
younger workers to pay for the retirement older workers.
The problam with personal resposibility is that you have to take it.
Is that also the 'problam' with taking inherited wealth?
Are you now trying to dictate to whom someone gives wealth he has
acquired?
NoBody
2018-02-17 14:29:56 UTC
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Post by Lesmond
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Post by David Fritz
President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal
funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a
package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall.
Let us hope this is just the begining of massive budget cuts.
Don't be absurd. Did you miss the massive budget increase the military
received? It was in the news.
Politicians who make serious promises to cut federal spending must start
with the military budget. There's simply no other way to do it.
Agreed.
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Next they have to discuss raising the retirement age for Social Security
and Medicare.
Except I think folks should have a chance to retire before they die.
I don't know what to tell you about that. Social Security was originally
set up to provide a small income for a few elderly people who had lived
longer than average. Now it provides a small income for the last 15
years of life. It's not sustainable.
If not for Social Security taxes, plenty of additional people could have
saved for their own retirement. The way it's set up, it depends on an
ever-increasing number of younger workers, but we no longer have enough
younger workers to pay for the retirement older workers.
The problam with personal resposibility is that you have to take it.
Is that also the 'problam' with taking inherited wealth?
Are you now trying to dictate to whom someone gives wealth he has
acquired?
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b***@gmail.com
2018-02-17 16:39:31 UTC
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Post by b***@gmail.com
Post by Lesmond
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Lesmond
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Ubiquitous
Post by David Fritz
President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal
funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a
package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall.
Let us hope this is just the begining of massive budget cuts.
Don't be absurd. Did you miss the massive budget increase the military
received? It was in the news.
Politicians who make serious promises to cut federal spending must start
with the military budget. There's simply no other way to do it.
Agreed.
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Next they have to discuss raising the retirement age for Social Security
and Medicare.
Except I think folks should have a chance to retire before they die.
I don't know what to tell you about that. Social Security was originally
set up to provide a small income for a few elderly people who had lived
longer than average. Now it provides a small income for the last 15
years of life. It's not sustainable.
If not for Social Security taxes, plenty of additional people could have
saved for their own retirement. The way it's set up, it depends on an
ever-increasing number of younger workers, but we no longer have enough
younger workers to pay for the retirement older workers.
The problam with personal resposibility is that you have to take it.
Is that also the 'problam' with taking inherited wealth?
Are you now trying to dictate to whom someone gives wealth he has
acquired?
Its not about me. The IRS already does it with capital gains taxes.
Adam H. Kerman
2018-02-16 16:17:46 UTC
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Post by Lesmond
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Lesmond
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Ubiquitous
Post by David Fritz
President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end
federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB),
part of a package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall.
Let us hope this is just the begining of massive budget cuts.
Don't be absurd. Did you miss the massive budget increase the military
received? It was in the news.
Politicians who make serious promises to cut federal spending must start
with the military budget. There's simply no other way to do it.
Agreed.
Post by Adam H. Kerman
Next they have to discuss raising the retirement age for Social Security
and Medicare.
Except I think folks should have a chance to retire before they die.
I don't know what to tell you about that. Social Security was originally
set up to provide a small income for a few elderly people who had lived
longer than average. Now it provides a small income for the last 15
years of life. It's not sustainable.
If not for Social Security taxes, plenty of additional people could have
saved for their own retirement. The way it's set up, it depends on an
ever-increasing number of younger workers, but we no longer have enough
younger workers to pay for the retirement older workers.
The problam with personal resposibility is that you have to take it.
Social Security taxes were raised when Reagan was president. It wasn't
coincidence that there was a drop in personal savings that reflected
higher taxes. The people who were adversely affected were saving for
their own retirement. Now they had to pay higher taxes to pay for the
previous generation's retirement.

Congress needs to give the economy a chance to work for the greatest
number of people. The Social Security System is a disaster. It fails to
address underlying flaws in the economy. Giving people a pension that's
too small at the end of life didn't fix the economy at all.

The debate is specious. "We have to have Social Security because in the
1930s, there were elderly people in extreme poverty who weren't going to
be able to work." That's really not a point of debate. Why did no one
ask the question, Why were there elderly people in extreme poverty,
either workers who had jobs and had worked their whole lives, or their
widows? It's hardly because the subsequent generation of workers wasn't
paying enough taxes, but that's the solution we got.
t***@gmail.com
2018-02-14 22:26:07 UTC
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Post by David Fritz
President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal
funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a
package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall.
Let us hope this is just the beginning of massive budget cuts for Israel.
Fixed that for you
FPP
2018-02-14 23:54:00 UTC
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Post by David Fritz
President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal
funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a
package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall.
Let us hope this is just the begining of massive budget cuts.
Yeah... like all that aid to Florida, during hurricane season.
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NoBody
2018-02-15 11:21:21 UTC
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Post by David Fritz
President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal
funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a
package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall.
Let us hope this is just the begining of massive budget cuts.
Nah, they'll just have a court order the funding be restored.
m***@hotmail.com
2018-02-14 21:02:04 UTC
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Post by David Fritz
Get the radical leftists off the air and keep them off. They use public
media as a bully pulpit.
President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal
funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a
package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall.
CPB provides federal funding for PBS and National Public Radio stations.
"The Budget proposes to eliminate Federal funding for the Corporation for
Public Broadcasting (CPB) over a two year period," according to the
proposal.
"CPB grants represent a small share of the total funding for the Public
Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR), which
primarily rely on private donations to fund their operations," it
continues.
"To conduct an orderly transition away from Federal funding, the Budget
requests $15.5 million in 2019 and $15 million in 2020, which would
include funding for personnel costs of $16.2 million, rental costs of $8.9
million; and other costs totaling $5.4 million."
In a statement in March 2017 after the first Trump budget proposed the
elimination of CPB, the 50-year-old nonprofit characterized itself as “one
of America’s best investments.”
“We will work with the new administration and Congress in raising
awareness that elimination of federal funding to CPB begins the collapse
of the public media system itself and the end of the essential national
service," CPB President Patricia Harrison said.
“There is no viable substitute for federal funding that ensures Americans
have universal access to public media’s educational and informational
programming and services," she added.
“The elimination of federal funding to CPB would initially devastate and
ultimately destroy public media’s role in early childhood education,
public safety, connecting citizens to our history, and promoting civil
discussions — all for Americans in both rural and urban communities.”
Responding to Trump's budget, the CPB's head said the cuts would hurt
emergency alert systems and childhood programming, among other things.
PBS CEO Paula Kerger said at a TV critics meeting last July that a number
of PBS stations across the country are dependent on federal funding in
order to survive.
"PBS will not go away, but a number of our stations will," Kerger said on
July 30. "There is no Plan B for that."
Trump's budget requires congressional approval before it can take effect.
Public broadcasting has survived previous presidential threats to cut its
funding.
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/373434-trump-proposes-eliminating-
federal-funding-for-pbs-npr
Nixon, Reagan and the Bushes all tried that and failed.
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