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Thank God! So according to CNN under the new budget government funded news outlets like PBS and NPR will lose all of their federal funding. Saving the taxpayers $4 billion over the 8 years. These outlets over the years have become decidedly more partisan, favoring liberal points of view. I think the government should get out of the news business and I think if PBS and NPR fold it will do a lot to balance the news coverage in the U.S.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/16/media/public-media-pbs-npr-budget-cuts/index.html

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$4 billion over the 8 years


That's all?

The Joy of Left-Wing Media?

Attack on Bob?

I will not stand for this! Devil beatings will ensue!
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NPR was actually a decent news source from what i recall.
inb4 this turns into a discussion about "fake news"
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The shame here isn't so much that two good things are losing funding as much as it is that that money won't be going to much else that's all that gpod or even necessary.
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namealreadytaken wrote:

NPR was actually a decent news source from what i recall.
inb4 this turns into a discussion about "fake news"


They are and they will be missed but I think it's necessary.
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$4 billion over the 8 years


That's all?

The Joy of Left-Wing Media?

Attack on Bob?

I will not stand for this!


When you think of of that way, it's pennies to what they're spending on for their military shit.

Really not a big gain for the taxpayers.
Posted 3/16/17 , edited 3/16/17

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When you think of of that way, it's pennies to what they're spending on for their military shit.

Really not a big gain for the taxpayers.


Yeah, it works out to be around $1.30 or so per person per year. It's probably the cheapest thing that the government is spending money on, overall.

This is pretty much a let down of any administration. Killing off nearly PBS and around 350 different stations will only cause more jobs that Trump needs to "save" too. It doesn't make much sense, personally speaking. When we're paying more for a military that is more useless than Sesame Street, at least.
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Seriously though? If we want to trim the fat let's start with say... ISP subsidies, ALL of them... A protected monopoly/oligopoly doesn't need those.
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GreatLordBalzak wrote:
Seriously though? If we want to trim the fat let's start with say... ISP subsidies, ALL of them... A protected monopoly/oligopoly doesn't need those.


too bad the current administration are buddies with them. there's zero chance they'd do anything that would hurt the isp's bottom line.
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MrDaniFilth wrote:

When you think of of that way, it's pennies to what they're spending on for their military shit.

Really not a big gain for the taxpayers.


Yeah, it works out to be around $1.30 or so per person per year. It's probably the cheapest thing that the government is spending money on, overall.

This is pretty much a let down of any administration. Killing off nearly PBS and around 350 different stations will only cause more jobs that Trump needs to "save" too. It doesn't make much sense, personally speaking. When we're paying more for a military that is more useless than Sesame Street, at least.


They can join the military.
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MysticGon wrote:

They can join the military.


Unfortunately, that's not how the military works. You still have to follow their processes, boot camp, and the likes in order to actually get "employed" by the military. Unless Trump basically tells all of those terminated due to the lack of federal funding of PBS/NPR that they're given a nice, cushy military desk job for $60,000 a year + overall benefits as a "contracted office administrator".
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MysticGon wrote:

Thank God! So according to CNN under the new budget government funded news outlets like PBS and NPR will lose all of their federal funding. Saving the taxpayers $4 billion over the 8 years. These outlets over the years have become decidedly more partisan, favoring liberal points of view. I think the government should get out of the news business and I think if PBS and NPR fold it will do a lot to balance the news coverage in the U.S.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/16/media/public-media-pbs-npr-budget-cuts/index.html



My, a whole 4 billion dollars. That's some savings.

Balance the news coverage? Given that all the current privately funded news services are pretty obvious in their political leanings, just how does this 'balance' them?

Both PBS and NPR have generally presented centrist news, and their political discussions generally include both sides of the aisle. They're also pretty aboveboard about programs that are distinctly left- or right-leaning.

But hey, we need to keep spending more on defense than the next 10 countries, yes? I mean, if we don't subsidize the military industrial complex, who will? (Let me make something clear: I am for a strong military, and for updating our equipment. However, I'm not for giving the military a blank check for no other reason than to look good politically.)
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Weeak as fuck more military and Sesame Street gets the shaft great for new generations good job dumb ass nice legacy CU 1 termer

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scoobydew wrote:

Weeak as fuck more military and Sesame Street gets the shaft great for new generations good job dumb ass nice legacy CU 1 termer



Thank god man, I was so sick of that leftist Sesame Street teaching kids their ABC's and shit. Scumbags.
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rawratl wrote:


scoobydew wrote:

Weeak as fuck more military and Sesame Street gets the shaft great for new generations good job dumb ass nice legacy CU 1 termer



Thank god man, I was so sick of that leftist Sesame Street teaching kids their ABC's and shit. Scumbags.


Ikr. We have to stop those liberals from indoctrinating children into thinking 2+2=4

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Big bird trying to get welfare dam him
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