Skip to comments.House Votes to Defund NPR
Posted on 03/17/2011 9:28:16 AM PDT by xtinct
The House just voted 236-181 to remove federal funding for National Public Radio via the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
The senate has to pass it....and it won't. And even if it did, the stain will veto it.
So...NPR goes merrily on....safe, left wing biased, and economically secure with your tax money.
Voting to defund NPR has the exact same effect as voting to repeal the stain's new healthcare law.
National PRIVATE Radio
Yep they need to tie all this stuff to ‘must pass’ legislation, otherwise they are doomed to fail and the Republicans can look at the camera and say “....but we tried.”
I am just surprised that so many ‘conservatives’ are taken in by all these cheap theatrics.
I don’t mind being called stupid on a daily basis by smug airheads, but I do mind paying for it. Bravo.
They shouldn’t merely defund NPR. They should recoup some of their investment, or sell off some of it to recoup their expenses over the years.
“What about PBS and Pacifica?”
American Public Radio, and Pacifica are a bit of a different animal. They are actually Private Foundations that provide programming, that Public-owned Radio stations use your tax dollars to pay for.
Yes, they are taxpayer supported, but through a third channel. They don’t get direct subsidy, like NPR does.
That said, some of the most insane, outrageous, and racist comments I’ve ever heard have come from Pacifica’s Chicago affiliate
We still have McCain and Graham to clear in Senate.
Way to go. This was my vote on YouCut.
I feel my voice has been heard. How freaking refreshing.
National PUBIC Radio has a nice smell...
There was some Democrat congresscritter bleating that “this will never pass the Senate.”
The correct construction is “Public broadcasting funding will never pass the House.”
If the Senate Democrats, or Obama, want to shut down the government to preserve the small fraction of the public broadcasting budget which federal funding represents, then they should go for it.
Play time is over. Time to get serious.
The phrase “fiddling while Rome burns” and similar constructions should get a lot of Republican repetition.
I think that public broadcasting has burned one or two too many bridges at this point. Their federal funding is gone. And they only have themselves to blame.
And, if the Republicans in the House don’t hold fast on this one issue, then it’s definitely Third Party time. We need to make sure the Republicans know that this is not a threat—it’s a promise.
NPR gets just a small amount of its funding directly from the feds. The bulk of its funding comes indirectly, like member station fees using money from CPB, grants from US govt agencies, and money from companies that do business with the government.
It's CPB that needs to be de-funded.
Doesn’t go far enough. Defund PBS as well.
Absolutely right, of course. Political theater by the nancy boys who just voted to support the Dems in their disgraceful spending. No, house leadership, this does not make you conservative. We are not stupid. Pass a budget bill with drastic spending cuts, including defunding Obamacare, and let the Dems do what they want.
Frankly, this vote against NPR, that you know won't get signed into law, after yesterdays cave to the progressives, make you all look like fools.
“The senate has to pass it....and it won’t. And even if it did, the stain will veto it.”
All budgeting starts in the house. If the house doesn’t fund it, they don’t get it.
Have we all forgotten how basic civics classes work?
So, big deal, the Senate doesn’t pass it. NPR still gets NO MONEY anyway.
The House GOP leadership is playing you. Just like with defunding ObamaCare this is not attached to something else and will get no action by the Senate. It is not attached to the budget or the CR.
“We tried” is old and lame.
I do not know why people keep falling for these gimmicks
“Anbyone have suggestions for a new name?”
NATIONAL SOROS RADIO....
This is all for show. They could just stop funding it in the House and magic, NO MONEY FOR NPR.
Sorry, it got through the House in the CR. It will be funded in the next CR too. The House GOP leadership is not going to get serious about defunding anything.
Exactly. Hugh Hewitt had a congress critter caught redhanded, trying to get credit for this bill. HH pointed out that they all knew it would fail in this standalone form, but they were doing it for show because they weren’t playing hardall by including such things in the continuing resolution bill.
This is window dressing rather than real action.
Now they’re Non-Parasitic Radio!
MPN—Marxist Propagana Network.
One thing that the left had been pusing as a tool to silence Rush, was FCC requirement of a minimum amount of local content on the radio.
next is the place where they kill babies and those groups which get paid to protest or groups like homosexual groups which in MA get tax $’s
.............with all due respect sir, I think you and several others above you are wrong on this and that is notwithstanding the fact that I could be wrong.
But, what this vote means to me is that U.S. House of Representatives, from which ALL spending authorization has to pass through, according to the Constitution we use to have and observe, has just voted to not authorize anymore money for you.
So, unless some future negotiation in a CR or elsewhere changes(restores NPR funding) that fact..........”you ain’t gonna get no more money!”
Bottom line is that a favorable House vote to authorize NPR money has to occur for NPR to continue to get money. As of this day and time, they have been told “NO!”......and dat’s good!!
You may be right. Bit the NPR sacred cow has finally been gored. The kill strike, a bulls’ horn right up NPR’s kazoo, will be much easier to do next time around.
Frankly, I’m optimistic that—with the next election cycle closing in—there may be enough self-serving dems in the Senate to help conservatives pass the bill there. Onada will veto it, but the defunding NPR train will be well out of the station.
OK, they should add this defunding to the next CR and see what happens.
I doubt they will.
Start circulating the third-party petitions, I guess.
Wooohooooo!!! I wish you could all see me dancing (badly) behind the counter!
Good job house repubs, now about that ObamaCare pre-funding....Cut it, cut it NOW!!!!
If Obama signs it, the democrats will say NO!!! He’s ineligible to be president! His signature is unlawful!
wouldn’t put it past the weasels.
Unnecessary. They will be funded by the public that wants to donate and heard by the public who wants to listen to them.
**Anyone have suggestions for a new name?**
AIR AMERICA ...(I think it’s available)
Is there a reason they didn’t include this in the continuing resolution that passed a few days ago? You know, the same one that the Senate passed and the President signed into law? Passing this by itself is meaningless since the Senate will never go along.
**Is there a reason they didnt include this in the continuing resolution that passed a few days ago?**
This way, they can tell the TEA PARTY ..”We TRIED!” and at the same time appease the GOP’s RINO Base.
I am not absolutely sure on the intricacies of the procedure to fund or defund a previously funded entity.
I do know that all appropriations and taxes must ORIGINATE in the House.
The legislative process creates entities (agencies or bureaucracies for example) that are expected to operate on a continuing basis. A bill creating or dissolving these entities can originate in either body, and be defeated in either body, but the budget must start in the house, and the Senate can only approve, reject or request that the House change the budget bill.
Therefore, it is critical that the House use budget bills to combat Senate Rat trickery.
For example, Obamacare is NOT repealed it is still the law of the land, and more than a trillion dollars of enforcement will require compliance.
“Anbyone have suggestions for a new name?”
Perhaps Air America is available? Otherwise, Ex-National Still Socialist Radio?
Symbolic vote. The CR funds Nat’l communist radio and TV.
More Kabuki theater from the ‘pubs.
American National Socialist Workers Radio.
Oh they’ll probably change their name alright.
Then they can start all over and get funding again
altho they say they don’t need it. Let’s keep our eyes on this one.
Yes sir! Thank you for your reply. I “think” here is an analogy of the NPR/pubbie house majority situation.
Let’s say NPR is an 18 wheel trucker and he is rolling down I-10 in San Diego headed for Miami and he is an independent operator paying for his own expenses and MUST get paid at the end of the line in Miami.
So, along about Ft. Stockton, he get’s an email on his I-phone from his wife that says “uh, Harry, the “board of directors” for that company your delivering that load to in Miami has just voted to put that company in Bankruptcy!”
That’s it! That’s where NPR is! They can still roll for a while until their money runs out and in the meantime they can be thinking their NEW situation over, or, like Harry, they can simply go find someone else to sell their/his load of bullshit to, IF THEY CAN. Whatever!..........the chances of them EVER over-coming that “board of directors” vote in todays world are slim to none!
My analogy may be lame or weak, but NPR has just been slapped down good, after decades of trying by many (Gingrich in the nineties comes to mind), and their chances of continuing to be funded by “the board of directors” are slim to none.
It will never happen and they know it.
If they were serious, it would be removed as a line item from the FY’12 budget.