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Mon Mar 18, 2019, 03:14 PM

Trump renews call to pull arts, PBS funding

Of course he does.

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/434586-trump-renews-call-to-pull-arts-pbs-funding


Trump renews call to pull arts, PBS funding
By Niv Elis - 03/18/19 03:02 PM EDT


President Trump’s 2020 budget proposal has called for eliminating popular programs such as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which helps fund stations such as PBS and NPR, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Trump had proposed eliminating the programs in his last two budgets as well, suggestions that Congress ignored.

The 2020 request, which was released in its entirety on Monday, called for scrapping $435 billion from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and $126 billion from the National Endowment for the Arts, leaving both with a few million dollars to manage an orderly shutdown.

The overall budget will spend $4.7 trillion on discretionary and mandatory programs.

Regarding public broadcasting, the administration argued that it only provides a fraction of the funds for popular stations such as PBS and NPR.

Proponents of publicly funded journalism say that the funding largely benefits stations in rural areas that would struggle to stay afloat on just ad revenues, and that public funding promotes high quality journalism.

Regarding the arts, the budget justification said they did not fall in the purview of the federal government.

“The Administration does not consider NEA activities to be core Federal responsibilities,” the proposal said.

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Reply Trump renews call to pull arts, PBS funding (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 2019 OP
dewsgirl Mar 2019 #1
Karadeniz Mar 2019 #2
NastyRiffraff Mar 2019 #3
dalton99a Mar 2019 #4
ExciteBike66 Mar 2019 #5
sprinkleeninow Mar 2019 #6
rurallib Mar 2019 #7
winstars Mar 2019 #8
miyazaki Mar 2019 #9
winstars Mar 2019 #10
miyazaki Mar 2019 #12
winstars Mar 2019 #13
spanone Mar 2019 #11
lindysalsagal Mar 2019 #14

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 03:18 PM

1. He is such a vile POS.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 03:19 PM

2. Heathen.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 03:26 PM

3. he doesn't care about art

unless it's a giant painting of him. And his base doesn't know it, but he doesn't give a shit about rural areas struggling. Of course, most of his base doesn't care about art either. And certainly not high quality journalism.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 03:31 PM

4. The only art we need:









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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 03:36 PM

5. Just a minor typo: the budget amounts are millions, not billions.

God, if the CPB got half the military budget, Elmo would probably just be that much more annoying!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 03:37 PM

6. Another revision found:

Regarding the arts, the budget justification said they did not fall in the putrid purview of this federal government currently being torn asunder by malice.

*The 'administration' does not consider the NEA's tastefully artistic activities to be core federal responsibilities,* the proposal said. It only will consider hard core naughty things as is favored by some [one].


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 03:39 PM

7. fucking bull in a china shop wrecking anything and everything of value.

and everyone is scared to try to stop him.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 05:00 PM

8. Are those figures correct? 435 BILLION Corp for Public Broadcasting, 126 BILLION for NEA???

Really???????????????????????????????

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Response to winstars (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 05:15 PM

9. Bad figures there. nt

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Response to miyazaki (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 05:43 PM

10. Gotta be, right???

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Response to winstars (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 06:55 PM

12. Certainly they met millions.

I mean c'mon, Nasa's budget is only about 20 billion a year. Who needs pledge drives if the feds are feeding you billions to run repeats of Lawrence Welk programs. Rolf.

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Response to miyazaki (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 09:23 PM

13. So the "the Arts and PBS" essentially get about 45 minutes of our yearly defense budget!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 05:43 PM

11. He has zero respect for the arts, human rights or law.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 09:38 PM

14. Of course: They keep their clothes on, and he can't profit from it.

No strippers, pageant queens, models, or adult film stars.

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