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NPR’s new headquarters refuels funding debate
The Washington Post ^ | 06/21/13 | Paul Farhi

Posted on 06/21/2013 11:03:46 AM PDT by AtlasStalled

NPR’s gleaming new headquarters building in the shadow of the Capitol in Washington has soaring ceilings, a 24-hour “wellness” center, an employee gym and a gourmet cafe staffed by a resident chef.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debt; deficit; federalspending; fundingtheleft; liberaltalkradio; npr; spending; waste

1 posted on 06/21/2013 11:03:46 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Oh, come on, they are a non-profit! Of course they need all the perks of a high energy new media company that is raking in the cash! Just because it is our cash they are raking in through tax breaks and taxes doesn’t mean they should scrimp! I mean, come on, they are competing with college stations with $2 budgets for Pete’s sake!


2 posted on 06/21/2013 11:05:57 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Feeding from the same trough as the IRS “seminars”.


3 posted on 06/21/2013 11:06:25 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Mr. President, can you hear a special prosecutor now?)
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To: AtlasStalled
This is why DC’s zip codes are the most expensive in the nation. Living the good life off others.
4 posted on 06/21/2013 11:07:39 AM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: AtlasStalled

I know how THIS is goin’ down.

“So....then the Republicans would prefer to have a big, expensive. new EMPTY building??”

Game, Set, Match.


5 posted on 06/21/2013 11:08:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AtlasStalled

Most radio stations in which I have worked can fit inside a Subway with room left over. Public radio is well known for their palatial digs. It is a massive waste of tax payer money.

Actually the group I worked for ran two radio stations in a Subway sized store front.


6 posted on 06/21/2013 11:10:54 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: AtlasStalled
NPR’s gleaming new headquarters building in the shadow of the Capitol in Washington has soaring ceilings, a 24-hour “wellness” center, an employee gym and a gourmet cafe staffed by a resident chef.

Wowsers! When and where do they get any work done?

Oops, my bad. They're quasi-government employees. They aren't EXPECTED to get any work done!

7 posted on 06/21/2013 11:13:56 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

> “So....then the Republicans would prefer to have a big,
> expensive. new EMPTY building??”

Not at all.

I say we THE PEOPLE who own it lease it to PAYING tenants.

NPR should have its tax exemption revoked and be made to compete like any other news organization.

Just because the superciliously affected diction of their “newscasters” appeals to effete pretend-intellectuals, they’ve been given a pass on our dime.


8 posted on 06/21/2013 11:15:39 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: AtlasStalled

NPR = National Socialist Radio


9 posted on 06/21/2013 11:23:55 AM PDT by Marathoner (Impeach Obama, Holder, Big Sis, and throw in IL Gov Quinn for good measure)
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To: Marathoner

I thought it was National Palestinian Radio. ;o)


10 posted on 06/21/2013 11:30:27 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: AtlasStalled

NPR is also a creative enterprise, which means you have to have a workplace that cultivates openness, exploration and creativity in its staff, and that attitude DOES filter down to the local level.


From the comments at the site. What do you know, they do believe in the trickle down theory for the peons.


11 posted on 06/21/2013 11:32:09 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: buffaloguy

Ive been around public radio some myself and have seen the overkill on space.


12 posted on 06/21/2013 11:32:17 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: AtlasStalled; All

There is no funding debate concerning NPR. Military issues aside, the states have never delegated to Congress via the Constitution the specific power to tax and spend for organizations like NPR.


13 posted on 06/21/2013 11:34:07 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: AtlasStalled

However the heck this goes down in the media, these guys ESP republicans had better start transcending short term effects on their reputations.

They are all including us going to go down in history very badly

The very basic situation here regardless how we are annoyed by these people at NPR is that we and especially they but the enabling republicans are

Taking money directly from our children

NOT from the rich

They are taking money from our children as they are borrowing from the future

So they all need to get their minds and activities off the golf course, the cocktail party circuit and the sex as a hobby activities as well as their money raking and laundering and grow up. All of them. Except the one the only one there might be a couple of them who is already acting like a responsible caring virtuous adult.


14 posted on 06/21/2013 11:36:55 AM PDT by stanne
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To: AtlasStalled

What’s more, NPR officials point out, the new headquarters wasn’t financed with tax dollars, at least not directly. The organization raised funds through a combination of tax-free bonds, individual donations and the proceeds from the sale of its old building.

In addition, the District granted NPR $40 million in tax abatements and froze property taxes on the site for 20 years as part of a deal to keep NPR from moving out of the city. NPR had considered a site in Silver Spring.


for those that only read headlines...................


15 posted on 06/21/2013 11:37:18 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: AtlasStalled

Pays well to dance with the devil, till the music stops.


16 posted on 06/21/2013 11:43:00 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: buffaloguy

I’ve worked at a few stations myself, including NPR, and I can agree with you they have the best outfitted studios in the country, probably the world. I had never seen such opulence in a private station, although I did work in one that was pretty awesome. It was in a small town in E. Texas.

Every big-city station I worked in was tiny and equipped with old stuff. Usually the transmitter was the only up-to-date item. Having high ratings didn’t mean you got good equipment. But having the government pay the fright meant you did, especially if the ratings sucked.


17 posted on 06/21/2013 12:12:41 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: AtlasStalled

Serving as a mouthpiece for highly placed leftist goons has its rewards.


18 posted on 06/21/2013 12:14:10 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Vision

Hm...”leech” comes to mind.


19 posted on 06/21/2013 12:30:59 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The expensive new building could be rented to some other organization.


20 posted on 06/21/2013 12:31:52 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: AtlasStalled

On our dime...


21 posted on 06/21/2013 12:40:22 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: buffaloguy

‘swhy I left in 1980...


22 posted on 06/21/2013 12:41:03 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: PeterPrinciple
NPR is also a creative enterprise

Creative regarding the truth.

23 posted on 06/21/2013 1:28:52 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: AtlasStalled
From the article, the NPR scam:

However, federal support is critical to public radio and NPR because it subsidizes hundreds of public stations, which then pay fees to NPR for its programs. The federal government provided $69.3 million in operating funds to public radio stations this year.

24 posted on 06/21/2013 1:59:25 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: AtlasStalled

There’s been a bunch of posts on this but no pix and I ain’t going to link anything from wapoo.


25 posted on 06/21/2013 5:54:43 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: buffaloguy
"Public radio is well known for their palatial digs. It is a massive waste of tax payer money."

Nothing but the best for comrade obama's "ministery of truth".


26 posted on 06/21/2013 10:04:51 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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