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Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts

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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

And if the amounts are so piddley why bother?
Cutting military budgets has a whole lot more meat on it.
But jingoistic trump thinks we need to spend more.

Oh and where's that Mexican check again? You know, the one to pay for the wall?
You guys believed him. And he's screwing you.
Missile silos in your back yards no entertainment. Hell he's going after Sesame Street.
Putting Big Bird out on the street.


Maybe if y'all were millionaires he'd care about you...




posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:06 AM
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originally posted by: jjkenobi
If people want those services they can step up their donations and keep them on the air.
the people who want those services already do.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: NerdGoddess
Now all you would have to do is go on You Tube and watch the same Nova.

edit on 16-3-2017 by seasonal because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:11 AM
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originally posted by: Edumakated

originally posted by: introvert
Going after funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts is a purely political move and not one meant to make the government more fiscally sound.

There are better things he could be directing his attention towards if he had budgetary concerns.


I agree. I don't think we should be funding that stuff at the federal level, but I do think it is wrong politically to go after them in such a huge way. This is why I'd prefer an across the board cut so that everyone has some skin in the game.


I think I would be more specific in cuts if it were my decision, but your approach is not unreasonable.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

What a shame. I think this bothers me most so far out of all his #.
Let's get rid of libraries and museums....
Really sucks.
My wife and I are at the library all the time. My daughter loves it. We get dozens of books a week.
For shame.
So anything g liberal must go.
Arts and humanities must go.
Talk about moving backwards



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:12 AM
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originally posted by: Milehigh

originally posted by: jjkenobi
If people want those services they can step up their donations and keep them on the air.
because the poor have money to fund access to knowledge. Right on.
unfortunately the poor seldom use those services. They don't often visit museums and struggling to make ends meet doesn't leave much time for tv even if it's educational.
These are services for you and I. The middle class. Not the poverty stricken.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: jjkenobi
If people want those services they can step up their donations and keep them on the air.


What are the odds of that happening for each of these organizations?



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:14 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Maybe the slogan should be everything liberal must go so everything conservative can grow



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:14 AM
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a reply to: MOMof3

Or cultural...
Keep em down and keep em dirty. Didn't he say he loves the uneducated?
Keeping another promise...to himself and his rich buddies that is.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:17 AM
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I never could figure out why these programs where in the budget to begin with. They are supported by many people. I do not know if they really needed the money from the government to run the show or the programs.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:19 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Why?
Did big Bird vote for hillary?



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: NerdGoddess
Now all you would have to do is go on You Tube and watch the same Nova.


Never even thought to see if I could watch it online these days. Thanks, made my day.

-Alee



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:22 AM
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Sesame Street is actually a large money maker for PBS. There's no danger of Big Bird being cut.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

What exactly is your question



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:25 AM
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Making America "great" again.... one one social and cultural intellectual section of the country at a time.

Next, let remove emission standards for vehicles, renew our vows to private prisons, a la 'Sessions', and start a new war of maryjane!

I can feel the greatness boiling in my blood.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

DOn't give up so easy.

Where do you think all that tickle me elmo money goes? How about lunch boxes and kids sheets. I think that sesame street will be just fine.

Do you think that the wall is already done and the tax payer has flipped the bill? These things take time, this is not an instant message, or a microwave meal. Patience.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:29 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: Bluntone22

What exactly is your question


What about these cuts is targeted at liberals?



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Excellent point. The future is in the hands of our children. Don't we want them armed with as much knowledge as is humanly possible?
My kids went to school but their education was certainly supplemented by mine and my husband's efforts during family vacations or weekend afternoons.
I can't imagine their lives without those extras in it. Kids LOVE museums. Dinosaurs, ancient people, spears, naked statues...it's paradise to them if you've ever taken one to a museum.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:32 AM
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I don't care about lefty NPR or piggy NEA, but he should leave PBS alone.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

This is all political nonsense and as a conservative it's shameful to see such blatant b.s.

He is making cuts to spend more money elsewhere not making actual cuts.

Big big difference.


Notice he is staying away from a huge amount of entitlement programs?

The conservative president spending 3 million dollar weekends every other week because camp David is "too rustic"



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