Skip to comments.Virginian Pilot claims $430 million isn't real money.
Posted on 10/11/2012 5:00:27 AM PDT by moneyrunner
The rambling incoherence of the people who write editorials for the Virginian Pilot has broken through the bounds of time and space to finally arrive in a completely new universe. A universe where the $430 million government subsidy to PBS is actually nothing, nada, zero. A universe where NOT SPENDING $430 million that we dont have will have NO EFFECT on the federal deficit!
Dont believe me? Allow me to quote two lines from this editorial that is so mind-blowingly stupid that reading it will make destroy your brain cells:
"Public broadcasting has nothing to do with the federal deficit. . Eliminating PBS can't erase the deficit."
How did we get to trillion dollar deficits? The same way that individuals get into debt, by buying things that are beyond their means because they want them. By ignoring the consequences of endless programs to fix every problem that the mind of Liberal man and woman can invent to fill their empty hours.
You can hear the same reasoning going through the mind of the man whos maxing out three credit cards, no savings, and a million dollars in debt as he heads into Starbucks for a $4 latte. Since $4 is small compared to my debt, why not buy it; maybe I should also spend $2.50 on a brioche. Using Virginian Pilot reasoning, why not? And by the way, buy that Porche you've been wanting.
The editorial cites Medicare and Social Security as the twin evils that threaten to consume the nation. But you can bet that on the occasion that someone like Paul Ryan makes a proposal to fix those programs for people who are at least a decade away from retirement the same gang of morons (with my apologies to the differently abled) will go on the attack against any and all structural changes.
Of course this editorial isnt really about money, its part of the MSMs desperate defense of Barack Obama. Its their attempt to save a regime that indulges in extravagance when the country is plunging over a fiscal cliff.
Of course they could always cite rapid economic growth under Obama, except that there isn't any. The anemic growth the country has experienced is actually slowing.
They could cite the jobs picture under the present regime except that the jobs picture is so bad that more people are giving up and dropping out of the labor force than are finding jobs. The way that government statistics work, if everyone stops looking for work the unemployment rate drops to zero.
They could cite the foreign successes of the Obama administration but the murders in Libya and the attacks on our embassies across the globe makes that claim laughable.
So the Virginian Pilot, like President Zero, is reduced to talking about Big Bird.
Its no wonder that Romney has taken the lead in the polls. Even those polls that over-sample Democrats. Even bird brains outside of the Pilot's editorial offices are finally getting it.
“Even bird brains outside of the Pilot’s editorial offices are finally getting it.”
I wouldn’t be the farm on that.
If it’s not significant, they won’t miss it when it’s no longer being deposited in their coffers. Next?
Do brain-dead “conservatives” still buy the Virginia Pilot? Why?
We have the power of the purse. Do not support the enemies of your country.
I was talking to a single mom friend of mine and she was upset about “losing big bird”. I said so if its such an important show don’t you think they could sell airtime to advertisers like the other 3 dozen kids shows out there? We are talking about the most popular kids show of all time that also has its own line of merchandise. Can’t convince me they would go bust were it not for fed handouts.
It is important because, if we don’t have the will to eliminate something as small and useless as PBS from the budget, then we don’t have the will to eliminate ANYTHING from the budget.
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Then they won’t miss it!
PBS should have been forced to use profits from Barney and Big Bird, to run their ops.
If the nation is to survive, we can't eliminate programs with a scalpel, we need to use a chainsaw.
PBS needs to go. Followed immediately by so much of the welfare state that the underclass will riot and have to be put down by the Army before they burn DC to the ground, but it needs to be done.
If its such a negligible amount then PBS won’t miss it
Sesame gets about 6% of its funds from the FedGov, I doubt they actually need it
There are probably hundreds of such spending items like PBS that need to be eliminated. PBS, NPR, Planned Parenthood etc etc
Common liberal tactic. Working solutions that they don’t like are not solutions if they fail to solve EVERYTHING. “Star Wars” missiles intercepting nuclear missiles were not a good idea since they couldn’t stop suitcase nukes coming in through ports. A border fence isn’t a good idea since illegals could get into the country in other ways. Privatizing 1% of Social Security funds would be a bad idea since it didn’t totally fix the system. Yada yada yada. It means nothing, but they seem to think it’s an unbeatable talking point (despite the fact that NONE of their programs or ideas help everyone, even the programs that are intended to do so.)
A lot of the real money is in grants, direct grants to "non profits", "research grants" to social scientists, plus funding to state agencies which get distributed as grants.
We also need to aggressively go after Social Security Disability fraud. At a flea market a few weeks back, I was listening to one of the vendors talking about her disability check, and she looked perfectly healthy. If she's healthy enough to work a flea market all day, then she's healthy enough to work a supermarket register.
The way I look at is that, since we are borrowing 40% of our budget, EVERYBODY needs to take a 40% hit, right away; even the spending I like, like Defense.
Then we get out the red pen and go after entire Departments, Bureaus, and Agencies. So, once the budget was cut, I would zero out the Departments of Education, Energy, Health and Human Sevices, Housing and Urban Development, Homeland Security, and Labor. I’d also zero out the DEA, BATFE, TSA, Civil Rights Division, and the EEOC.
There is a LOT of stuff in the Federal Government that serves no useful purpose, and/or is a threat to the freedom and welfare of American Citizens and should just disappear.
No good reason to be funding “non-government organizations” and non-profits
If you stopped production of SESAME STREET and started airing re-runs, you’d be able to do so without repeating an episode for 42 years. It would be 2055 before the second cycle of reruns would start.
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