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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 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: SonOfThor

This budget is a gimmick.

I am starting to wonder here if pants are flying in the oVal office with arm waiving.

Arts and Humanities at the rate of $175 million a year vs $54 billion military increase.


Bzzzzz. Trump/Bannon Try again. Keep the culture. Cut $175 million out of welfare.
edit on 16-3-2017 by luthier because: (no reason given)




posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Krazysh0t

Like sesame street?


Sesame Street has been owned by HPO for a couple of years and doesn't receive PBS funding - sheesh, I'm not even an American but it took me two minutes to find that little fact.

Are you as happy that the Environmental Protection Agency is also gutting to get massive cuts to fun the military?
edit on 16-3-2017 by uncommitted because: added a clarification



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Milehigh

The debt is 20 trillion
The deficit is 70 billion


I meant the debt is around 70 trillion.

Not billion, typo.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: Milehigh


I get ya, sorry.
But I thought the debt was 20 trillion, where do you get 70?



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 12:54 PM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
So the working class and poor get screwed over while the military-industrial complex gets another handout?


Elections have consequences.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: SonOfThor

This budget is a gimmick.

I am starting to wonder here if pants are flying in the oVal office with arm waiving.

Arts and Humanities at the rate of $175 million a year vs $54 billion military increase.

Bzzzzz. Trump/Bannon Try again. Keep the culture. Cut $175 million out of welfare.


Most people think trillion, billion, and million are the same number.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 01:09 PM
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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.


i have never paid for a PBS or NPR broadcast. Both are incredibly liberally slanted. you call that 'knowledge'? What are you talking about?



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 01:12 PM
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Here's my thing: don't cut funding just because you don't like it. Cut funding because its proven to fail, or proven to stand on its own.

If he wants to fix spending, fix the dynamic whereby a department is encouraged to spend their entire budget or risk losing it. Dont penalize operations that are efficient this year in isolation.

Budget should mean "upper limit" not a goal to spend.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015

originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: SonOfThor

This budget is a gimmick.

I am starting to wonder here if pants are flying in the oVal office with arm waiving.

Arts and Humanities at the rate of $175 million a year vs $54 billion military increase.

Bzzzzz. Trump/Bannon Try again. Keep the culture. Cut $175 million out of welfare.


Most people think trillion, billion, and million are the same number.
fun fact: in french a trillion is a billion.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 01:49 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: jjkenobi

People who never go to museums and libraries naturally think this is wasted money.
Like picking up a book would kill them. Lol.
When they were young most of our trips with the boys were to museums and historical sights.
We called them vacations. Others called it culture. Either way the value was immeasurable.
But you know..there's always Friday night at the bowling alley or barbecuing out of a giant sideways garbage pail if ya want entertainment.
Is the library the only place to get books?



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: Bluntone22

What exactly is your question


What about these cuts is targeted at liberals?


im talking about the tone of the posts on here by the trumpets.
like the first reply is about how these programs are highly liberal.
posts about how if people want these programs let them donate...

and of course stars galore.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 01:57 PM
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originally posted by: apydomis

originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: jjkenobi

People who never go to museums and libraries naturally think this is wasted money.
Like picking up a book would kill them. Lol.
When they were young most of our trips with the boys were to museums and historical sights.
We called them vacations. Others called it culture. Either way the value was immeasurable.
But you know..there's always Friday night at the bowling alley or barbecuing out of a giant sideways garbage pail if ya want entertainment.
Is the library the only place to get books?


its the only pace to get books on loan for free.
at least the only i know of

its not just books either...
they have access to the internet there. they have job fairs. research material.
activities for families. free family movie night. days for kids to come sing songs with other kids, have a snack, and do crafts...
what is wrong with having those things?

my local library does free tax help/preparation this time of year.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 02:00 PM
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De-funding these things would be a novel way of maybe kick-starting a failing economy without raising the debt ceiling.

It won't work though, for either one.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
. . . fix the dynamic whereby a department is encouraged to spend their entire budget or risk losing it.


OH!! Major pet peeve of mine.

"If you don't spend your budget, you get less the following year, because OBVIOUSLY - - you don't need it all".

I was at a company where they scrambled at end of fiscal year to spend to the last cent. Didn't need what they spent it on - - but, didn't want budget cut.

Is this STUPID, or what?



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Mmmm, I'd opine to the effect that perhaps a majority of this "group" enjoys only rudimentary reading skills and hasn't opened a book since they left, (or were forced out) of high school and their idea of "art" is the pictures in the NRA magazine. Who needs libraries?



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 02:33 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

There's nothing wrong with any of that........but at taxpayer's expense?
We have a library in our little town.............but we discourage the kids from getting together with the other kids to avoid disease transmission and because they're already all related............and we don't need anymore of THAT.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 02:33 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
Those programs are highly liberal. PBS usually tends to be neutral, but as you say they are not going to lose much. Public broadcasting can deal with the loss of seven percent I think.

I like PBS, they do have a lot of big donators that give them money. They have fundraisers and do all right.

"highly liberal" which translates to "views that I don't agree with"......so lets cut the funding.

The US is going down the swanny with Trump at the helm.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: yorkshirelad

The US has been going down the swanny since Obama was elected; its just that now its in the rapids and nearing the Niagra Falls. But that's o.k., just means a big reset.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 02:37 PM
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originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: yorkshirelad

The US has been going down the swanny since Obama was elected; its just that now its in the rapids and nearing the Niagra Falls. But that's o.k., just means a big reset.


It started going down the tubes with Bush....under Obama it actually got much better in most areas.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 02:46 PM
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originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: TinySickTears

There's nothing wrong with any of that........but at taxpayer's expense?
We have a library in our little town.............but we discourage the kids from getting together with the other kids to avoid disease transmission and because they're already all related............and we don't need anymore of THAT.


yup. at taxpayers expense...
i dont even know what youre talking about with the rest of your post though

kids cant play together at the library cause theyre diseased and related?'

pretty strange



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