House: It's time to get serious about cutting the budget!! We've got to attack head-on the big ticket items where the serious money is! That's why I voted... to defund click and clack!!
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.
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
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.
One ten-thousandth of one percent of the budget. And the GOP had an emergency meeting to cut it why?
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?”
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.
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.
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.
All Praise to the seven Republican Congressmen who voted NO.
“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.”
I wouldn’t say good, but it is good that the crew was rescued.
Three planes are practicing maneuvers overhead as I write this. What I hated was when they would use my station wagon as a target for their strafing runs. I was always thinking, what if they happen to take their guns off safe like they did on the grade school someplace in New Jersey.
Justice- being out in the middle of nowhere a lot, within or outside MOAs or VR routes, still found myself “targeted” repeatedly by military aircraft, and had your same concerns, especially when on occasion they’d see if they could take the antenna off my vehicle. As to spending for military- yep, one plane, or a few of those bombs we call “cruise missiles” would more than pay for NPR and a number of other programs as well, that the repugs want to cut instead
“Saw a toon declaring “war” on obesity. Gent said fine, he would give up one potato chip every decade to match Obama’s budget plans.”
And I’ll cut the amount I exercise to increase my heart-rate and reduce my caloric intake by eliminating vegetables to match the Republican’s budget plans.
Grandstanding, that’s the ticket.
Church the only ones getting that many extra calories are the fat cat CEOs, bankers and Wall Street types whose money is being vigorously guarded by the Republicans and Tea Partiers. Heaven forbid they pay taxes on their what has been reported as 30% increases in bonuses. Yes, the bailout Wall Street firms and banks are using tax payer money to pay huge bonuses again, but Public Broadcasting and middle income union workers are what is bankrupting our country.
Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler
April 12, 2017
May 28, 2018