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hsfolk
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Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?

If Romney wins, he should go even further and defund NPR


southernelite
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
If the Muppets can survive without the government, I'm sure Bert & Ernie's gay asses can too.


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Scruffy
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
I like PBS and NPR. I won't lose any sleep if they are cut, but I have no problem with the stations.

I will say that I don't like how the Republicans focus on things such as this when the cost of PBS and NPR are extremely small.

Making minuscule aspects of the federal budget major talking points just seems counter productive.


getback
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
Because everyone knows that PBS is the reason this country is so screwed..


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JWS3
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
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I will say that I don't like how the Republicans focus on things such as this when the cost of PBS and NPR are extremely small.


The problem is there are tens of thousands of extremely small goverment funded programs.


DEANintheYAY
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
I think when he says cutting PBS its actually the funding for PBS and NPR and possibly something else.

Google it.


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Blue Velvet
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
I don't care if they cut PBS and NPR. I just find it odd that Republicans are making this an issue when Romney wants to spend over 2 trillion more than Obama on defense.


Interception
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
Why would Republicans make an issue of 2 trillion in extra defense spending?

Did you mean Democrats because that makes more sense?


Hugo Stiglitz
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
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I will say that I don't like how the Republicans focus on things such as this when the cost of PBS and NPR are extremely small. Making minuscule aspects of the federal budget major talking points just seems counter productive.



Blue Velvet
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
No. I'm mocking the notion that the GOP cares about the economy and spending. They'll start a stink over NPR but are cool with spending trillions more elsewhere. A shitty sarcasm fail on my part.


Interception
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
I read Peggy Noonans article a minute ago and it made sense. By vilifying PBS/ Big Bird then you give the Democrats an opening to have Big Birds show up at every rally with signs saying "Don't Kill Me". I know it's ridiculous but it's just another distraction.


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Interception
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
Probably more of my fault

I agree, 2 trillion on top of current military spending is borderline retarded



Robot Santa
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
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I will say that I don't like how the Republicans focus on things such as this when the cost of PBS and NPR are extremely small.

Making minuscule aspects of the federal budget major talking points just seems counter productive.


Cut 100 small, unnecessary things and you have done something significant.

The problem is that they will just try to spend more on other things to offset the cuts, if the cuts are even made.


LSUandAU
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
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Probably more of my fault

I agree, 2 trillion on top of current military spending is borderline retarded




Do your research...nothing "retarded" about it
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Burt Reynolds
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
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I just find it odd that Republicans are making this an issue when Romney wants to spend over 2 trillion more than Obama on defense.




and 6 trillion less on healthcare


LSUandAU
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
The tax payors give PBS/NPR between $400 and $500 million per year. NPR, being public funded, then spews partisan political crap. This funding should be eliminated...maybe PBS/NPR would survive in the competitive market and maybe not. Sesame Street would get picked-up by another network. NPR is terribly partisan and frankly, corrupt!

Defunding is actually pretty popular!
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Scruffy
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
I don't find NPR to be very partisan. Their newscasts are actually some of the most non-partisan broadcasts I've heard. They just tell the story without opinions.
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RTR America
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
These kids shows on PBS are cash cows some one will pick them up quickly. It is something he can say he is cutting without pissing off a huge group of voters. I don't understand why no one gets this. And do we actually need NPR though? No cut it.


And I don't want to get another stupid discussion about this blue, but the military spending is based on expected growth of the GDP. Plus that spending will actually increase jobs.


Interception
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
Seriously, 2 trillion more on military spending. Please enlighten me on the reasons this type of spending is necessary?


RTR America
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re: Why is defunding PBS an unpopular idea?
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Seriously, 2 trillion more on military spending. Please enlighten me on the reasons this type of spending is necessary?


I don't really agree with 2 trillion. We will most likely hear more about it at the foreign policy debate. I just don't think we need to cut military spending, just not sure we should spend that much.


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