Skip to comments.Romney Wants to End Federal Funding of Public TV
Posted on 08/30/2012 10:26:40 PM PDT by bronxville
In remarks certain not to endear him to the liberal media, Mitt Romney has told CBS News that federal subsidies for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) have to end. AIM has argued for years that the taxpayers should not be forced to underwrite the liberal programming on public television.
The headline, Romney: Id cut PBS, Obamacare, arts subsidies, is running over a Romney interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley. Asked for specific budget cuts, Romney listed the subsidy for PBS, the subsidy for Amtrak, the subsidy for the National Endowment for the Arts and the subsidy for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Get back to me when the depts of education and energy are abut to be shuttered.
An excellent idea - and long, long overdue.
America’s toffs have been amusing themselves at the public teat for far too long.
Let them endure commercials like everyone else.
Perhaps, but he might also have his press guy point out those who stand in the way of sanity and get their constituents to apply some pressure to the right nerves. I believe this carap about not using the bully pulpit to cut down the trash that needs to be taken out is "tact" taken too far. Point fingers and use facts so the People know who is holding up progress and tell us what their apparent motivation is - that would be transparency We the People could work with.
Why doesn’t he suggest we cut the salaries of Congressmen, Senators, reduce their free parking, make them pay for their own health insurance. Take away from Farmers, Sugar Growers, Tobacco, Car Manufacturers, Crazy classes that are stupid at Universities and all of these grants to study farting cows.
While he’s at it, how about eliminating all government funding for the Ad Council? The radio PSAs that have inundated and rotted our eardrums since Obama took office are just inane.
The Dept of Ed is an excellent start.
With decades of increasing expenditures coinciding exactly with decades of declining test scores, its existence cannot be justified.
Unimpressed by this lazy bloody shirt waving. Talk is cheap:
“Great line from Romney to answer to the heartless cuts.”
I’d like to see some heartland cuts like farm subsidies for corn to ethanol. Actually any farm subsidy would do. I’ve never met a poor farmer, named Archer Daniels Midland.
“decades of declining test scores,”
Decades of causing declining test scores.
Has he already checked his huevos at the D.C. city limits? There are way bigger cuts that need to be made. He could start with the UN, the ME, every stimulus mooching company starting with the greenie eco and GM and fed departmental waste beginning with kicking out the hussein czars.
The Executive has more power to cut than he has to spend.
Congress can pass all the budgets they want, but allocating money for the executive branch isn’t the same as the executive branch spending it.
I don’t know that any president has had the guts to do it, but Romney/Ryan could just sit on the money and let it pile up in government accounts, which would be a great way to illustrate that it isn’t needed and put the spotlight/blame back onto Congress.
"It's honor to give 10 thousand dollars, especially now, when the rich mosaic of cable programming has made public television so very, very unnecessary."
There are myriad foundations that can help to pay for PBS. They need to adjust the contracts with the creators of Sesame Street, Clifford, Dora the Explorer, to retain a percentage of the millions of dollars of sales of toys, etc, from those programs. I think that alone would go a long way toward paying for the network!
As for the arts; many years ago, the arts were funded by people who appreciated them. The folks who appreciate them today can help fund them again. In so doing, we may not have to be subjected to the crap that has been posing as art for the past 30 years.
Romney could cut the deficit in half the first year and the belly-achers and whiners will be "He's running a half a trillion dollar deficit. Stupid lefty."
Unemployment could return to Bush-era numbers and their reponse would be, "Yeah, but he hasn't done anything about Social Security reform. RINO."
Liberals could be jumping out of windows and they would say, "It's a make-work project for the union sidewalk cleaners. See, I told you he was a liberal."
Pout, whine, complain. They should have listened to Ryan's dad. They certainly aren't part of the solution.