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NPR Funding Targeted - House Votes To Defund National Radio Public Radio

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NPR Funding Targeted - House Votes To Defund National Radio Public Radio

Post by js123 on Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:18 pm

This is very sad day. I remember signing a petition about not to cut NPR that was addressed to Congress. The petition must have been thrown in the trash, again.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/17/npr-funding_n_837282.html
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Post by Sunrise on Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:45 pm

This is not expected to pass the Senate.

The bill passed 228-192 in a sharply partisan vote. Most Republicans backed the measure while every Democrat opposed it.

... it is believed to have little chance of clearing the Democratic-controlled Senate.

This is what the GOP "thinks":
NPR's listeners are largely "wealthy" and "well educated," claimed Rep.
Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee. "It is time for us to remove the federal
support system ... and see what NPR can do on (its) own."
That's a crock and they are basing this "wealthy" on what exactly?

I sure as hell ain't wealthy but educated. I am not sure what the strategy is for this statement but basically we (the 98% of Americans) are not wealthy and "educated"?

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The GOP has launched an "ideological crusade against balanced news," claimed Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas.

This is why we need it:

"Biased? No. Unbiased," said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. "NPR
speaks the truth. ... It provides a fair and balanced presentation."


http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/03/17/house.of.reps.npr.funding/index.html?hpt=T2
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Post by Phillymg on Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:01 pm

Happily this won't get 60 votes in the Senate.

The Repubs & Bludogs are against anything that doesn't fill the corporate coffers. Evil or Very Mad

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