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.


7 Responses to “NPR Thanks Obama for the Increased Spending… I Mean… Investment

  1. Dancermommd on February 15th, 2011 5:08 pm

    Unfunding NPR and those others are "budget dust" but it all adds up in the end. He is still looking out for those that bought him the job.

  2. Marshall_Will on February 15th, 2011 5:36 pm

    This is just wrong. Besides, when you're bleeding out from death by a thousand cuts ( does it really matter what the implement was? )

    Openly fantasizing here but wouldn't it be great if NPR grew a pair and actually started 'reporting' vice water-carrying? The Heat is by no means 'off' them and he just might find himself a tad surprised when they have to make a few calls to "see what the hell is going on down there!?"

  3. SignPainterGuy on February 15th, 2011 8:20 pm

    Just over 10 yrs ago we were still humming from der Schlickmeister calling for more "investments" which were clear code for increased taxation to pay for increased spending; now we still hear the call for "investments", but it includes printing and borrowing money AND increased taxation to pay for more and more spending ! Gee whiz !

    NPR does only one thing for me – a weekend program called "Celtic Winds". Other than that, everything else they do is available elsewhere ! Defund them now and let them pay their own way or go out of business like real businesses !

  4. Joe Redfield on February 15th, 2011 10:33 pm

    Scalpel? Machete? What we need is a chainsaw!

  5. SignPainterGuy on February 16th, 2011 12:06 am

    "What we need is a chainsaw !" So we can "massacre" the thing !

    I like your line of thinking !

  6. OK_Loyalist on February 16th, 2011 4:24 am

    Woodchipper !

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