It’s not often that something in politics moves me enough to write about it, but the House Republicans’ recent success in passing a bill that would cut the entire $430M is appalling. Not only will they cut funding to zero, but their plan is to have it at zero by the end of 2012. This means that many of the programs that have such a positive impact on our culture, both with the young and the old, will have to come up with a plan to make up a huge portion of their revenue in a very small amount of time. That or cut the quality or quantity of their programming.
For those interested in voicing concern over this outrage, I encourage you to take a look at the website 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting. It’s a call to action website where you can get updates and information or even email your own State Senators and Representative.
Some of the decisions as to which government programs are important and which aren’t are absolutely disgusting. This, unfortunately, is one of them.
~ The Hatter
- “Markey: GOP Proposal To Defund Public Broadcasting Bending To â€˜Extremist Tea Partyâ€™” and related posts (patdollard.com)
- Public stations could lose a big supporter (boston.com)
- Public Broadcasting, Public Money (themoderatevoice.com)
- Minority Whip says national public broadcasting could survive GOP defunding threats (thehill.com)