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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 04:22 PM
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House fails to eliminate NPR funding
Source: The Hill

House fails to eliminate NPR funding
By Jordan Fabian - 11/18/10 01:09 PM ET

The House on Thursday voted to move forward on legislation without voting on a proposal put forth by Republicans to defund NPR.

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the next majority leader, said the vote demonstrates that Democrats "are still not ready to listen" following their sweeping midterm election losses.

"News organizations are free to do, say and operate on their own terms, but that doesnt mean that taxpayers should be forced to fund them. Todays vote was just the latest common sense YouCut to cut spending and save taxpayer dollars, and again Democrats showed that they just dont get it."

The House voted 239-171 to move forward on a teleworking bill without taking up the stripping of NPR's funding. Republicans put the item on the floor through their YouCut program, an initiative that allows the public to vote online on spending cuts they want to see enacted by Congress.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/129963...
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 04:24 PM
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1. God I hate them more and more. What DON'T they want to defund? nt
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 04:27 PM
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2. Themselves (and their masters) of course!
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 04:51 PM
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10. And wars and killing
Gotta have lots of $$$ for blood letting.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 05:01 PM
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15. +1000. No one ever mentions the humungous defense budget!
Edited on Thu Nov-18-10 05:01 PM by BrklynLiberal
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 04:30 PM
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3. Cantor is slimy. His smirk-"smile" is ugly. He looks like a republican.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 04:31 PM
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5. Looks like Harold Ramis's evil twin.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 04:30 PM
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4. Wise ass bastards got shut down. Good.
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 04:53 PM
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13. + 1000 n/t
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 04:33 PM
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6. Who knew the election a couple weeks ago was a referendum on NPR?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 04:37 PM
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7. And federal funding is a very small percentage of NPR's budget
This would be a ridiculous and minimal cut.
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 04:52 PM
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12. This is what we
are going to see for the next two years of where their priorities are, bullsh** crap like trying to defund a news organization, justify why they don't believe in climate change, repeal HCR, make Obama a one term president, start a war with Iran, tell Israel that they have it's back, promote tax cuts for the 2%, investigate anything concerning Dems.........ban earmarks, and so forth.

BUT no discussion about job creation, vote against unemployment extension while the holidays are coming up, help hide the mortgage crap and party harty with Wall Street - who spent their money on them to win.......and F**k the middle class.

And this bulls** about tax cuts for the 2% will create jobs, so what the hell were they doing in this past. WHERE ARE THE JOBS????
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 04:45 PM
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8. At best it is for the rest of this FY
NPR better be planning for nothing in the next FY.
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bergie321 Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 04:50 PM
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9. "YouCut"
I wonder if one of the options is for cutting tax cuts for millionaires?
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 04:52 PM
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11. So Roger Ailes nazi comment.........
about NPR didn't sway the repigs ? maybe if limbaugh said it, jerks.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 05:00 PM
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14. tsk tsk tsk. How about the repukes decline their GOVT FUNDED health insurance?
That would save $10,000 per repuke each year..
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 05:38 PM
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16. They CAN'T "defund" NPR, lol. 90% of NPR's funding comes from voluntary contributions by listeners
and sponsors (private foundations, corporations). Only 10% comes from the government. You would think that the RW would remember that they have already been steadily eliminating NPR funding for decades.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 06:47 PM
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17. You mean they don't just get anything they want? Let's hope this is a trend.
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LawnKorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 06:51 PM
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18. This will set the tone of failure for the Tea Party and the Republicans


Execution of their first voter mandate = FAIL!


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LawnKorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 06:51 PM
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19. K&R
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FreeStateDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 06:53 PM
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20. Lockheed F-35s Projected Cost Now $382 Billion, Up 65 Percent
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-10 04:53 AM
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27. I love how they demonize public radio.
It shows how empty they are.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 07:06 PM
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21. Democrats showed that they just dont get it.
Edited on Thu Nov-18-10 07:08 PM by AlbertCat
No Eric, you don't get it.

Tax payers don't mind paying for hours of good music and commentary, which is what most of NPR's air time consists of. They would rather spend the few cents apiece on that than the dollars spent on 2 illegal and unnecessary wars, or tax cuts for folks who are doing just fine.

Does he seriously think anyone with a brain would think that defunding NPR would put a dent in the huge deficit the Repugs created?
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savalez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 07:38 PM
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22. Good. FU Cantor.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 08:23 PM
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23. Democrats "are still not ready to listen" . . . .
Fuck him and the horse he rode in on.
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-10 04:42 AM
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26. How well did Republican's listen after Obama won by 8 million votes?
Nuff said.
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PSPS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 08:52 PM
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24. Nothing but RW political theater for the knuckle draggers/'baggers
"Defunding" would amount to losing 3% of their total budget which isn't really material.

Besides, while still a worthwhile news organization, NPR's commentary and opinion pieces (and some reportage) have been steadily drifting right for many years. Examples:

- NPR's official policy to never use the word "torture" when describing our torturing of captives.

- Reporter Anne Garrels' on-air endorsement of torture as a legitimate way of getting intelligence.

- Bob Edwards' firing.

- The (short-lived) introduction of martial music beds.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 09:04 PM
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25. "fails to eliminate"?
A "239-171" vote is "fails to eliminate"?
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