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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 3 years ago

    I’ll say it again, nationwide luau in 2012 featuring roast elephant.

  2. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago

    What a lie to say it has anything to do with the budget. Reducing the military by one plane would do more for the budget.

    They just don’t want anything publicly funded. However, public radio (and it’s only sort of publicly financed, isn’t it? The rest is donations), is important. There needs to be a news service that is not dependent upon advertisers. If I had my way, I’d make it more public - guaranteed paid for, no matter who’s in office, with only the requirement that it do the news.

    I follow several news sources, and there is none that is better researched and more fully and objectively reported that NPR.

  3. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, over 3 years ago

    Or as I heard someone propose the other day - since the for-profit networks have largely ignored the “public good broadcasting” clause in getting the airwaves cheap or free for decades, just drop it from their contract and add a fee that would go to CPB

  4. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, over 3 years ago

    All media is funded by the public. The costs are tacked onto the prices of everything we buy that gets advertised.

    The difference is, with public media the public gets some measure of control over what gets broadcast. Certainly the Republicans don’t want that.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 3 years ago

    I prefer PBS go to a BBC business model. People would undoubtedly resent a TV license fee paid directly to the network (in lieu of paying indirectly via your tax dollars), but look at the success of the BBC.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    One ten-thousandth of one percent of the budget. And the GOP had an emergency meeting to cut it why?

  7. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 3 years ago

    I once had a rightie on this board ask me, “Why should I pay for radio I never listen to?.”

    So I answered,

    “In that case I want Congress to eliminate all the federal highway funding in your state. Why should I pay for roads I don’t drive on?”

  8. SaltWaterCroc

    SaltWaterCroc said, over 3 years ago

    Of course, since Murdoch and Fox don’t pay taxes, they are government funded also. Don’t hear calls to make a $9 billion corporation pay taxes. How anyone can be serious about balancing the budget after granting billions in tax cuts is beyond me.

  9. mendojoe

    mendojoe said, over 3 years ago

    TAX WEALTH!!!

  10. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    ^ I fully agree with the second part of your comment.

  11. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    Just remember that this is an absolutely “Do nothing Congress”. What gets through one house of Congress will be blocked by the other house. We will not have an approved budget no matter how much the Democrats cave to the Republicans. It will be one continuing resolution after the other.

  12. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    If NPR gets defunded then they can afford to be liberal.

  13. spyderred

    spyderred GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Vortex has a point, but Congress’ problem with doing nothing is that the businesses and wealthy folks who own them might lose a lawsuit to a consumer, so obviously that law would need to be changed to keep that from happening again.

  14. junco49

    junco49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    All Praise to the seven Republican Congressmen who voted NO.

    see: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll192.xml

  15. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “What a lie to say it has anything to do with the budget. Reducing the military by one plane would do more for the budget.”

    • Good news, we’re down one plane.

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