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Re: “Parting Words

You wrote: By the way, defense spending has tripled since 2000.
I´m not sure that is correct. The base budget for FY 2000 was $274 billion. The base budget for FY 2010 was $534. Even with war funding, which is budgeted separately, it still hasn´t tripled. It still is a staggering amount of money but it hasn´t tripled.
You wrote: They will bring out the pitchforks in an attempt to destroy the tiny NPR budget, because NPR is “liberal,” aka “civic,” “collective,” and, well “national.” (Who cares that KBPX has graced our community for more than 30 years? You know, that radical Terry Gross — she has to go. And Performance Today — just part of an elitist, socialist plot).
I like NPR but I don´t think it should be taxpayer funded, which is why I have pledged money in the past. I like the Inlander but I also don´t think it should be taxpayer funded. Shouldn´t we be suspicious of taxpayer funded (aka state-run) news media (and a portion of NPR is news)?
NPR and PBS were created when choices were a lot more limited. I´m not sure that is the case anymore for rich, poor, and middle class people. Things have changed and these entities should go out on their own.
I am well aware that that NPR and PBS get such a small amount directly from the federal governments; however, they get money from the CPB, member fees from institutions of higher education, and other sources that are taxpayer dollars.

Posted by pchuck on 01/06/2011 at 1:08 PM

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