Billions for Fast Clubs; Not One Cent for Big Bird

Osama got Bin Laden; I'll get Big Bird!Our I.C. writes:

It’s kind of funny that a majority just surveyed wanted to keep PBS even though most thought it was actually a large part of the federal budget.  A huge number thought it was 1%.  I’d guess, off the top of my head, it’s 1/100th to 5/100 of 1%.  If I recall right, the majority thought it was at least 1% — with many saying 10%, 25%, and some, many, even said Half;  but they wanted it saved regardless.

If it was half the budget I’d say let’s cook that Bird for Dinner.

Just One (1) airplane must cost much more than all of PBS.  A B1 bomber, the B could stand for Billion. The darth vader B2…more.  Have you seen the F-23. I bet it’s on YouTube, a beautiful creation, especially in flight, where it moves like a fictional saucer, it seems to spin sometimes to change direction.  Billions. Spent on fast clubs.

Romney absolutely sucks. You’d think it’d be obvious.  But as that survey proved, the electorate are mostly ignorant suckers. Which is sort of what Romney called 47% of them.  I hope evolution retakes it’s hold again, by November.


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  1. #1 by Jewish Jihad on November 5, 2012 - 11:24 pm

    Well it’s official! Both the Obama and Romney campaigns have spent over one BILLION dollars each on their respective campaigns! This is a record sum in the history of U.S. elections! Hooray for Citizens United!

    To put this in perspective: That is FOUR TIMES the entire annual budget of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which Romney said he will shut down to balance the budget deficit!

    The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is a non-profit corporation created in 1967 by an act of the United States Congress and funded by the United States federal government to promote public broadcasting. Between 15 and 20 percent of the income of all public broadcasting stations have been funded from federal sources, principally through the CPB.

    The CPB provides some funding for the PBS, NPR, and, to a lesser extent, for other broadcasters that are independent of those organizations. In more recent years, the CPB has started funding some Internet-based projects.

    The CPB’s annual budget is composed almost entirely of an annual appropriation from Congress plus interest on those funds. For fiscal year 2012, its appropriation was US$445.2 million (including $1M in interest earned).

    Public broadcasting stations are funded by a combination of private donations from listeners and viewers, foundations and corporations (59.4% of total revenues of all stations), state and local taxes (21.8% of total revenues), local and national underwriting, and federal funds, principally through the CPB (15.5% of total revenues).

    Romney’s answer to Jim Lehrer’s debate question about how Romney was going to achieve the 5 trillion dollars of savings needed to fund his tax cuts for oil companies and the wealthy, was to say he’d start by axing PBS (although he likes both Lehrer and Big Bird).

    Axing the CPB, wouldn’t make a dent.

    Five trillion divided by five-hundred million is TWO THOUSAND!!! You would have to kill the Corporation for Public Broadcasting TWO THOUSAND TIMES to raise that kind of money!!! Even if CPB were among the government services that should be cut to save money, how could that be the first answer to the question?!?!?

    Obviously, Romney’s answer was not a practical one; it was a bone to the far-right, which hates NPR and PBS.

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