This is great news for tax payers. Why should NPR and PBS get tax dollars when they are purely liberal outlets? Do liberal tax dollars help fund the Rush Limbaugh show?
If liberals want to support NPR and PBS, let them do it with their own money.
Trump is turning off the federal spigot.
The Daily Caller reports:
Trump’s Budget Would Finally Fire Big Bird, Defund NPR
The new White House budget proposal, a wish list of President Donald Trump’s policies, would cut funding to several arts and grants programs that Republicans have decried for decades.
Trump’s 2018 budget, called “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” requests increases in defense spending and reduction of domestic programs.
Specifically, the budget “proposes to eliminate funding for other independent agencies,” including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which sends some amount of funding to PBS and National Public Radio.
Though Big Bird only re-airs on PBS (“Sesame Street” is now on HBO), eliminating funding to things like the NEA Corporation for Public Broadcasting is not a new idea. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney suggested cutting the CPB during the 2012 presidential campaign, and was quickly criticized.
Let them self fund and they can be as left wing as they really want to be.