NPR Thanks Obama for the Increased Spending… I Mean… Investment


No real surprise here — it’s not as if Obama was going to let his publicly funded propaganda arm wither on the vine heading into election season and beyond:

As some Republicans on Capitol Hill try to cut, or even eliminate, its government funding, National Public Radio has sent a public thank-you to the Obama administration for proposing an increase in taxpayer funding for public radio.

“Public broadcasting received a vote of confidence today from the Obama Administration,” NPR said in a statement Monday. “The President’s FY 2012 budget submission to Congress included $451 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for the two year advance appropriation for FY 2014, an increase of $6 million over FY 2013 funding.”

Obama said he took a “scalpel, not a machete” to the budget. The machete wasn’t available because it’s currently being used on taxpayers and future generations.