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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Squaw Man Wolfer, Mar 16, 2017.
Trump to defund PBS, not in budget.
I like PBS
PBS is a waste of money. Just go online.
Good! I can't stand it when my tax dollars pay for liberal propaganda!
I'm good with that. Them and NPR can spend a little more time begging for handouts from the Leftists now. Maybe that will cut down on some of their b.s. programming.
Damn, no more Antiques Roadshow.. Oh well, bah-bye
Who watches PBS?
They have had commercials as well as begging drives AS WELL as federal money! Both PBS and NPR can either go fully comercial or keep begging, no more federal money.
I do, they have the best Documentarys on tv, bar none-- Nature, Nova, American Expierence etc........
However I don't give them any money above what they get from my taxes
If it is only a liberal political bias, why should I have to support it with my taxes. They can get their money from their liberal base. I would support objectivity.
There's a rather large list of cuts and defunding to zero/eliminations, including Commerce, for whom my husband works (which seems a little odd, as the USPTO is a moneymaker).
• 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
• Cuts National Institutes of Health spending by $5.8 billion, a nearly 20% cut. Also overhauls NIH to focus on "highest priority" efforts and eliminates the Fogarty International Center.
• 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%.
• Eliminates the USDA Water and Wastewater loan and grant program, a reduction of $498 million
• Cuts $250 million by zeroing out National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grants and programs that support coastal and marine management, research and education
• Reduces or eliminates 20 programs within the Department of Education, including Striving Readers, Teacher Quality Partnership and Impact Aid support payments for federal property and international education programs
• Cuts FEMA state and local grant funding by $667 million, including the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program and Homeland Security Grant Program
• Eliminates funds for Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing
• Ceases payments to the United Nations' climate change programs for the Green Climate Fund and precursor funds
• Scales back funding for the World Bank and other international development banks by $650 million over three years
• Cuts federal subsidies to Amtrak and eliminates support for Amtrak's long-distance services.
• Cuts funding to the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment Program so new projects will not be funded
• Shrinks the Treasury workforce by an unspecified amount
• Stops funding for the Clean Power Plan
Programs Trump proposes to eliminate or zero out
Trump's budget would eliminate funding for some small, independent agencies entirely, as well as zero out some federal programs:
• The 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, which supports before- and after-school programs and summer programs
• Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, which funds research including clean energy
• African Development Foundation
• Appalachian Regional Commission
• Chemical Safety Board
• Community Development Block Grant, which in part funds Meals on Wheels
• Community Development Financial Institutions Fund grants, under Treasury
• Community Services Block Grant, under HHS
• Corporation for National and Community Service
• Corporation for Public Broadcasting
• Delta Regional Authority
• Denali Commission
• Economic Development Administration
• Essential Air Service program
• Global Climate Change Initiative
• Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Chesapeake Bay funding, and other regional programs under EPA.
• HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Choice Neighborhoods, and the Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program, all under HUD
• Institute of Museum and Library Services
• Inter-American Foundation
• US Trade and Development Agency
• Legal Services Corporation
• Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
• McGovern-Dole International Food for Education program
• Minority Business Development Agency, under Commerce
• National Endowment for the Arts
• National Endowment for the Humanities
• NASA's Office of Education
• Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
• Northern Border Regional Commission
• Overseas Private Investment Corporation
• State Energy Program
• Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants program, the second-largest program feds have used to influence local education
• TIGER transportation grants
• United States Institute of Peace
• United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
• Weatherization Assistance Program
• Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Works for me.
All of which can either be taken over by charities or wither away as these programs where not in existence decades ago and we prospered nonetheless.
Wow. This is inspiring! Keep it up Trump!
Many look to be good programs, but I don't know that they should be federally funded.
I doubt the budget gets approved in this form anyway.
Agreed. They have some fine programming.
79% of Public Broadcasting budget is by Corp. sponsorship and viewer donations.the rest is made of of .Gov grants and Fed. funding.
CPB refuses to use Advertising as a revenue source to make up any difference from Fed funding being removed.
I am a big fan and Supporter of PBS,but they don`t need tax money they are being too lazy to use Advertising instead of Donation and Sponsors for tax status. and to earn that status you can`t be Politically biased.