Skip to comments.After Shutdown: Administration Gives $445,000,000 to Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Posted on 10/04/2013 9:25:05 AM PDT by IbJensen
(CNSNews.com) - On the first day of the shutdown of the federal government, when members of the U.S. Senate were going to the well of their house to point out that the shutdown would prevent the National Institutes of Health from starting clinical trials for cancer patients and others facing possibly terminal illnesses, the administration was giving $445,000,000 to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to the Daily Treasury Statement. That means PBS NewsHour, National Public Radio and Sesame Street got a taxpayer subsidy during the shutdown, but not would-be cancer patients at the NIH.
The $445 million the Treasury handed over to CPB was more than the $119 million the Treasury paid on the first day of the shutdown in interest on U.S. government debt that is held by the public. It was also more than $171 million in Social Security benefits the Treasury paid that day. But it was less than the $592 million the Treasury paid for Veterans Affairs programs on the first day of the shutdown.
The $445 million the Treasury gave to CPB on the first day of the shutdown was also almost as much as the $471 million the administration gave to the entire Department of Health and Human Services that day.
CNSNews.com contacted a spokesman for CPB to ask for an explanation of why CPB got $445 million in taxpayer money on the first day of the federal government shutdown.
The spokesman suggested that CNSNews.com call the Office of Management and Budget--which is part of the White House--and responded by emailing to CNSNews.com two statements on CPB's website. The first pointed out that CPB is a private, not-for-profit corporation. The second said: For 35 years, decisions on the amount of federal support for public broadcasting have been made two years ahead of the fiscal year in which the funding is allocated. In other words, Congress approves the FY2013 funding level for CPB during the FY2011 budget cycle, its FY2014 funding during the FY2012 cycle, and so on.
Had this happened during GWB administration, the liberal press would be screaming to impeach GWB!
And yet, not a peep from the liberal press about what Barry did!
Pathetic, evil Obama regime!
Goes to show that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is an essential government employee.
I am not kidding.
The official propaganda arms of the DNC (PBS/NPR) must be funded.
The semi-official propaganda arms (ABCBSMSNBCNNBCFAUX) are willing volunteers...
Obammy giving WW2 vets the Big Bird.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if Cruz held another (SHORT HOPEFULLY, for his sake) filibuster on the Senate floor to chronicle Obama’s abuses of power before or after the shutdown. Other senators could follow, of course, if any (aside from Mike Lee) have the courage. Bob
Locking in a major propaganda arm, but I think CPB would have complied for free. Even CPB can’t spend nearly a half a billion all at once. Why the enormous cash dump?
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Quite in character.
Like Pelosi said, they’ve cut ‘to the bone’.
Sesame Street actors are worth tens of millions. They need to float another meme than “Romney/Cruz/et al want to kill Big Bird”.
Just called my congressman Steve Palazzo-the staffer’s reply to this was “niiiice” in a sardonic tone, and was anxious for the information-hope they can use it.
The propaganda machine drones on.
Then, I hope we can settle on the fact that PBS/NPR are part of their bones/basic structure and support.
Are you s*****g me?
These Senate asshats and Hussein flying monkeys are adding insult to injury!
If this doesn't light a fire under every informed, thinking and (non governmental) working American, nothing will.
This is so transparently an attempt to perpetuate the progressive propaganda media that it's impossible to ignore.
How do we force them to rescind that?
“If Public Broadcasting doesn’t do it, who will?”
My response would be, in most cases: Hopefully nobody!
The time given to actual programming in relation to their “ad free listing of their corp sponsors” and upcoming programs is about the same as network TV. Add to that the burden of their bi-weekly, monthly beg-a-thons and to be truthful, I’d rather have commercials.
Daily Treasury Statement
Current and Back Issues
These are ‘interesting’ to read.
Definite bookmark for researchers ;)
I’ll bet Planned Parenthood are still getting paid. No taxpayer paid abortion rule or no, they got 540 million last year.
But the ‘folks’ who followed orders, without thinking, forgetting to look at their job descriptions, to barricade these war memorials, they’re getting paid.
We can save a good chunk of money shutting down CPB and BBG (Broadcasting Board of Governors) that funds Voice of America and Radio Free Europe and Al Hurra....
The senile brigade at it again.
"There's nothing left to cut!", "At this point, what difference does it make?"
Want a list, you doddering old witch?
PP got that from the federal government, they are likely also getting state funds in many states.
So Judy Woodruf can get some more botox!
Many of the “high profile” music concerts and music documentaries they are nationally are already issued simultaneously to home video with BONUS content. Oh sure, they try to get viewers to cough up 2x - 3x inflated prices for the home edition during the begathon interruptions.
But Netflix, Best Buy, and Amazon all offer the titles.
I keep wondering where Obastard is getting all this money he is giving out. So far he has given out tens of billions.
The indoctrination of our kids with shows like Sid the Science Kid needs to continue.
“Ill bet Planned Parenthood are still getting paid.”
Have you seen this? PP just gave $1 million to McAuliffe’s campaign for Governor of VA against Ken Cuccinelli!!!
Turns my stomach as I can’t stand McAuliffe or PP!
Yet our national parks and monuments are off limits to Americans
U.S. Taxpayers to Pay for Spread of Turkish, Qatar Islamism
Crap, more crap, and full crap. There hasn't been a "budget" for five years. This is one area where we taxpayers can demand some fiscal responsibility. Why in the heck do we need to raise the debt limit to fund this?!?!?
so these criminals in the obama admin can find half a billion dollars for PBS socialists like gwen ifill and oscar the grouch, but try to arrest D-Day vets visiting the WWII memorial?
obama’s team has a bad case of cash diarrhea
Then it’s long past time to recognize this evil Obama administration as illegal and extremely harmful to the continuation of this nation!
Get these Bozos out of the offices they lied and cheated to get.
America will be as dead as Detroit!
PBS= $445 Million
Cancer Kids= 0
my friend, i am with you 100%. these constitution-shredding villains in the WH will stop at nothing to DESTROY this great republic, including indoctrinating our children in their crypto-marxist ideology through such PBS programs as bill moyer’s “frontline” and “the cat in the hat knows a lot about that”
it cannot be an accident that the Count on sesame street hails from the most vicious soviet country, romania. the Securitate made the Stasi look like the boy scouts
The dem party gives to Planned Parenthood and they get it back with a swift sidekick.
All in a days work when talking moms into murdering their babies.
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