The Republicans in the House of Representatives have finally started to respond to the voter mandate to cut Federal spending that put them in office. Voting to cut funding for NPR is a very weak response but at least it’s something.
When the House bill dies in the Senate it will also bring home the fact that the House’s position as keeper of the budget is pretty much a myth!
NPR is a great radio station, no doubt about that but radio stations, tv stations and other forms of entertainment and/or information (as well as any other private sector company or industry) should be able to exist on their own, not on tax dollars. If any company can’t raise enough funds to operate, it shouldn’t be in business.
In the “big picture”, funding for NPR is a mere pittance but it’s a start — or is it the end?
When, if ever, are the Republicans in the House going to start tackling some MEANINGFUL spending such as Obama’s “Affordable (now there is a joke) Care Act” that will soon be one year old? Like everything else, Obamacare has some good points but it is overwhelmed by the bad points, the ‘baddest’ of which is the fact that the Federal Government should not be deeply involved in the medical care industry OR any other private industry.
No, as far as Obamacare is concerned, the Congress should not save the good stuff and get rid of the bad stuff as has been suggested, they should work on repealing the entire monstrosity; not just because of the extraordinary expense but because it’s an outrageous overreach on the part of the Federal government.