If liberals love NPR and public television so much, let them fund it with their own money. Why should conservatives be forced to support liberal news outlets with their tax dollars? Do liberals have to do the same for Rush Limbaugh? Of course not.
One Republican in Colorado has introduced a bill to defund these outlets.
U.S. Congressman Introduces Bill to Defund NPR and Corp. for Public Broadcasting
Representative Doug Lamborn, R, CO, has introduced a pair of bills to eliminate the federal tax dollars that fund the budgets of National Public Radio (NPR) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
Upon the filing of H.R. 726 and H.R. 727, Lamborn said congressional Republicans need to prove they take fiscal responsibility seriously.
“American taxpayers do not want their hard-earned dollars funding superfluous government programs just because that is the way things have always been done,” Lamborn wrote on his congressional webpage.
The Coloradan introduced the bills to “permanently defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio. CPB received $445 million during Fiscal Year 2016, and this money could be put to better use rebuilding our military and enhancing our national security.”
Lamborn insisted that with a $20 trillion national debt, cuts must be made; since these broadcasting services have been able to pick up funding from private sources in the past, cutting the tax dollars flowing into their coffers now is a good start at reducing government spending.
There are so many media choices today.
Public broadcasting is a relic of the past. We don’t need it anymore.