Friday, June 10, 2005

It's Big Bird Season

A House subcommittee has moved to slash public broadcasting's budget -- and completely eliminate all federal funds going to PBS & NPR within two years.

Public Broadcasting gets $400 million a year from taxpayers. Most of it's operating expenses comes from corporate and individual contributions. So the cut-off won't likely shut down public broadcasting.

Now, if the Pentagon's $33 billion surplus sales the GAO found earlier this week was stopped, those tax dollars would pay the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's tax assisted portion of their budget for 82.5 years. (WashPost)

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