With the many programs and educational shows through this network, will you find yourself willing or wanting to support/donate?
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Thanks for answering!
Exactly what is the political agenda of PBS? Is their agenda of educating our youngsters, appreciating the arts, understanding other people, races or cultures, or is it simply acceptance of others that bother you? I don't see your point.
You might were you to spend more time watching its politically prejudiced news and commentary programs with an open eye, and less time thinking up insults couched as questions to toss at people who don't view the world through your filters.
My friend liberals need a Nanny. They have never learned personal responsibility for themselves. You and I obviously speak the same language. Liberal talking points get tiresome.
At least for Sesame Street, they make a lot of money on their own and get relatively little government funding compared to their total operating expenses.
I just wrote a Hub about it and Sesame Productions could own PBS if they desired.
Funding by the federal government to PBS amounts to 1/100th % of the budget. Chump change compared to what it will cost taxpayers with less regulations on Wall Street, the banking industry and oil and gas companies.
Now there's a grown up answer.
Defunding PBS whilst expanding military spending is trading Big Bird for bombs, so it is about priorities, not spending reductions.
So says the wise sage junk peddler. Like I said you may want to try a grownup answer rather than that left wing speak.
Put forth an argument Frog. I've told you on numerous occasions that I don't waste time on your insults or simplistic labels. You are, quite simply, beneath me.
Thank you for the grown up answer.
We are having to go down to the necessities in case you haven't noticed. We're $16 trillion in debt and counting. Your thoughts are splendid but the reality we now face doesn't jive with any of that.
Actually cutting 0.00000025% from the debt will not get the country down to necessities. China's holdings of US debt arose when we had to borrow to support 2 unfunded wars that were "off budget," not lining Big Bird's nest.
So let me see here. We have to start somewhere and start with things we can't afford. Things like giving Sesame Productions $1 million in Stimulus money. Things like letting PBS stand on its own feet and not ours.
Sesame Street DOES generate revenue. It will do just fine without a subsidy. The Big Bird attack line is a campaign canard.
Cutting PBS funding is representative of cuts that Romney would consider making across the board to other social and educational programs, so demonstrates a significantly different set of spending priorities. That's not a canard at all.