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16-03-2017, 07:12 AM (This post was last modified: 16-03-2017 07:17 AM by Popeye's Pappy.)
Kiss PBS goodbye
Trump's new budget numbers are out. Among other things it has zero'd out funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. CPB is a private non-profit that gets almost all of it's $445 million budget from the government. It then turns most of those funds around and provides them to PBS and NPR in the form of grants and programming.

PBS and NPR have long been on the republican hit list. Mostly because their news programs deal more in facts than any of the private networks. Facts which often do not agree with the republican narrative.

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16-03-2017, 07:13 AM
RE: Kiss PBS goodbye
(16-03-2017 07:12 AM)Popeyes Pappy Wrote:  Trump's new budget numbers are out. Among other things it has zero'd out funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. CPB is a private non-profit that gets almost all of it's $445 million budget from the government. It then turns most of those funds around and provides them to PBS and NPR in the form of grants and programming.

PBS and NPR have long been on the republican hit list. Mostly because their news programs deal more in facts than any of the private networks. Facts which are more often than not in line with the republican narrative.

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16-03-2017, 07:16 AM
RE: Kiss PBS goodbye
So when they have the spring and fall membership drives (aka the Begathon) PONY UP DAMNIT!!!!!!!

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16-03-2017, 07:21 AM
RE: Kiss PBS goodbye
Department cuts
• Health and Human Services, the department responsible for implementing Obamacare and its proposed repeal, would face a $12.6 billion cut -- a 16.2% decrease.
• Environmental Protection Agency: $2.6 billion, or 31.4%.
• State Department: $11 billion, or 28.7%.
• Labor Department: $2.5 billion, or 20.7%.
• Agriculture Department: $5 billion, or 20.7%.
• US Army Corps of Engineers: $1 billion, a 16.3% cut.
• Other double-digit cuts include Commerce at 15.7%; Education at 13.5%; Housing and Urban Development at 13.2%; Transportation at 12.7%, and Interior at 11.7%.

Programs Trump proposes to eliminate
Trump's budget would eliminate funding for some small, independent agencies entirely:
• African Development Foundation
• Appalachian Regional Commission
• Chemical Safety Board
• Corporation for National and Community Service
• Corporation for Public Broadcasting
• Delta Regional Authority
• Denali Commission
• Institute of Museum and Library Services
• Inter-American Foundation
• US Trade and Development Agency
• Legal Services Corporation
• National Endowment for the Arts
• National Endowment for the Humanities
• Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
• Northern Border Regional Commission
• Overseas Private Investment Corporation
• United States Institute of Peace
• United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
• Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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16-03-2017, 07:29 AM
RE: Kiss PBS goodbye
This is all part of Bannon's plan to entirely dismantle governmental structure.

For example, Trump's head of the EPA has sued the agency over a dozen times. Trump's Sec of Education has never been in a public school.

It's all part of the alt-right's master plan under Bannon,

Steve Bannon Wrote:I am a Leninist. Lenin wanted to destroy the state and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down and destroy all of today’s establishment.
Source: Bannon says he’s a Leninist: that could explain the White House’s new tactics

The Trump White House is just a tool of Bannon and his alt-right forces. And Trump doesn't even know it.
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16-03-2017, 07:49 AM
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Goddamn.... I'm going to miss Nova

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16-03-2017, 07:57 AM
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This really sucks ... Don't know what I'm gonna do without my daily News Hour fix ...
Not to mention Masterpiece Theater!!

And Sesame Street?!! Seriously???!! What are all those good'ol grandma's gonna think of the Republicans now?
I thought Romney found out the hard way that you don't mess with Big Bird!

And politically, it's just stupid. I suspect that eliminating PBS may lose them more voters than repealing the ACA

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16-03-2017, 08:07 AM
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He's just keeping lockstep with the hard right:

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16-03-2017, 08:08 AM
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Quote:And politically, it's just stupid. I suspect that eliminating PBS may lose them more voters than repealing the ACA
Let's hope the combination proves fatal.
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16-03-2017, 08:11 AM
RE: Kiss PBS goodbye
Where does all the cut money go? What has he increased funding for?

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