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Trump's Budget to Cut NEA, PBS, NPR
« on: March 16, 2017, 05:57:25 AM »
Libs are freakin out! :thumbsup:

A community orchestra performance, a new work from an emerging playwright, art therapy for a returning veteran, local ­library classes in Braille, free standardized-test preparation, and Bert and Ernie. Thousands of such programs could be gutted under President Trump’s proposed budget.

The budget plan, which calls for the elimination of four independent cultural agencies — the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting — also would radically reshape the nation’s cultural infrastructure.

Although the budgets of the four organizations slated for elimination are negligible as a percentage of the larger federal budget, they play a vital role in a cultural economy built on a system of federal stimulus. Federal dollars are used to leverage state, local and private funding that supports a complex network of arts organizations, educational entities, museums, libraries and public broadcasting affiliates.

For decades, arts and cultural leaders have fought regular battles to maintain federal funding, and they now find themselves part of a larger, unprecedented attempt to dismantle the federal government’s role in American life. As they struggle to explain why they deserve federal dollars, other federal departments and agencies are fighting for their share, which in turn could put increased strain on philanthropic funding for a large range of social services, including health care and education.

The president’s budget would eliminate the NEA’s $148 million budget, the NEH’s $148 million budget and the CPB’s $445 million budget, as well as $230 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which supports libraries and museums across the country. Additional cuts could affect the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art.

The NEA doesn’t tell states what they have to do with [the funds]. The NEA says these are for your state priorities, and that makes them uniquely powerful,” said Kelly Barsdate, chief program and planning officer at the NASAA. “It’s a true model of how the federal government can work in effective concert with the states.”

Those state grants are crucial to arts organizations, including those that help young actors get their first roles and young writers develop their voices, said Edgar Dobie, executive director of Washington’s Arena Stage, which has been awarded grants of $30,000 to $50,000 in recent years.

“It’s the R&D the field needs,” Dobie said. “It’s so shortsighted to say it’s not as important as a new helicopter.”

Although all states would suffer under the proposed budget, poor and rural communities would be hardest hit, according to the NASAA. About 25 percent of NEA block-grant funds go to rural communities and 54 percent to low-income areas.

“We are gravely concerned about the impact on rural areas, low-income areas, school­children, seniors and veterans,” ­Barsdate said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/with-elimination-of-nea-and-neh-trumps-budget-is-worst-case-scenario-for-arts-groups/2017/03/15/5291645a-09bb-11e7-a15f-a58d4a988474_story.html?utm_term=.2fe121f8fe8a

Didn't they just say, "The NEA doesn’t tell states what they have to do with [the funds]" Am I detecting a lie? :biggrin:



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Re: Trump's Budget to Cut NEA, PBS, NPR
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 06:11:07 AM »
As they say " a hundred million here, a hundred million there, pretty soon you are talking about some real money". :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: Trump's Budget to Cut NEA, PBS, NPR
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 06:47:21 AM »
As they say " a hundred million here, a hundred million there, pretty soon you are talking about some real money". :thumbup: :thumbup:
Yeah, it isn't even the money for me. For me, it's ripping control from leftists, breaking their fingers off from touching every aspect of our culture.
Just try reading a site that gets our tax dollars, they all push the same leftist agenda, whether it's global warming or abortion, it's the killing of their concerted message that I relish. :thumbsup:
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Re: Trump's Budget to Cut NEA, PBS, NPR
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 06:50:26 AM »
What a nice way to start the year out right.  When thing get tight around the house.  We all know what we can cut and not miss it.

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Re: Trump's Budget to Cut NEA, PBS, NPR
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 07:00:46 AM »
What a nice way to start the year out right.  When thing get tight around the house.  We all know what we can cut and not miss it.

I don't like the government telling me who I have to give money.   
Yeah, this is huge, and it steals away a RINO bargaining chip when it comes budget time.
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Re: Trump's Budget to Cut NEA, PBS, NPR
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 07:49:11 AM »
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/16/trumps-federal-budget-would-eliminate-dozens-of-agencies-and-programs.html

I was going to start a thread on this until I saw Solar had started one. As indicated, lobbyists and bureaucrats, not to mention GOPe, are probably going nuts. How dare Trump try to keep his campaign pledges?

Here is a rundown on the programs to be axed. I would think many of us did not even know these wastes are.
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Re: Trump's Budget to Cut NEA, PBS, NPR
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 08:42:22 AM »
Listened to Lavin last night he said The EPA is also getting ripped by 31%
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Re: Trump's Budget to Cut NEA, PBS, NPR
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 09:34:50 AM »
Libs are freakin out! :thumbsup:

A community orchestra performance, a new work from an emerging playwright, art therapy for a returning veteran, local ­library classes in Braille, free standardized-test preparation, and Bert and Ernie. Thousands of such programs could be gutted under President Trump’s proposed budget.

The budget plan, which calls for the elimination of four independent cultural agencies — the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting — also would radically reshape the nation’s cultural infrastructure.

Although all states would suffer under the proposed budget, poor and rural communities would be hardest hit, according to the NASAA. About 25 percent of NEA block-grant funds go to rural communities and 54 percent to low-income areas.

“We are gravely concerned about the impact on rural areas, low-income areas, school­children, seniors and veterans,” ­Barsdate said.

Poor & Rural communities hardest hit....HOW?

I grew up in very rural SW Wisconsin, we could pick up 3-4 NPR stations, all filling the airwaves with the same LIBERAL, NEW AGE, ONE WORLDLY - NPR crap.   The cows didn't like it, pigs hated it, horses kick at the stalls - and we considered it a bunch of high-brow-types trying to educate us about the environment we lived in daily - "Educated Idiots" we called them.   

I still laugh when one of us tells stories of these 'highly educated types' peeing on an electric fence, or trying to outrun a raging Ram or Billy goat... they tried to "bond" with.   Sure, "Love conquers all" - unless it has a huge set of horns, equals your weight, and his favorite goat friend hasn't come into heat yet....

Poor Rural folks aren't listening to NPR.  RICH Elitist slobs who buy 1 acre among 3 family farms and complain about the smell of 'farmer's money' listen to NPR. 

(Translation:  Pigs, Horses, Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Turkeys, & Chickens all smell the same - that's the smell of MONEY)
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Re: Trump's Budget to Cut NEA, PBS, NPR
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017, 12:49:26 PM »
What a nice way to start the year out right.  When thing get tight around the house.  We all know what we can cut and not miss it.

I don't like the government telling me who I have to give money.   

Me too, especially when it's THEM!  :biggrin:

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Re: Trump's Budget to Cut NEA, PBS, NPR
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2017, 12:59:00 PM »
I have already seen a couple of articles about how these cuts will hurt the GOP in the mid-terms. Don't these people understand this is what TEA is about? However, it does show how corrupt the congress critters are.
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Re: Trump's Budget to Cut NEA, PBS, NPR
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2017, 01:11:01 PM »
I have already seen a couple of articles about how these cuts will hurt the GOP in the mid-terms. Don't these people understand this is what TEA is about? However, it does show how corrupt the congress critters are.

Cut PBS and NPR budgets and their existing operating capital still allows plenty of time to infest the airwaves with anti-GOP diatribes.

Just like today, only with an end now in sight. It will only get meaner and more obvious. It will fit the worsening mood of the wounded leftists who themselves are sniveling about the end to a gravy train.

If local stations cannot find local sponsors after decades of governmental support, then they deserve to "go dark" and surrender their frequencies to other operators.

The problem is, this can't be forced. Individual universities had radio licenses BEFORE the CPB and NPR were created.

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Re: Trump's Budget to Cut NEA, PBS, NPR
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2017, 05:31:02 PM »
I have already seen a couple of articles about how these cuts will hurt the GOP in the mid-terms. Don't these people understand this is what TEA is about? However, it does show how corrupt the congress critters are.
Expect to see that coupled with polls sponsored by the GOP showing people demanding less cuts and more (___________) fill in the blank for Establishment wishlist item.
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Re: Trump's Budget to Cut NEA, PBS, NPR
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2017, 05:32:43 PM »
Poor & Rural communities hardest hit....HOW?

I grew up in very rural SW Wisconsin, we could pick up 3-4 NPR stations, all filling the airwaves with the same LIBERAL, NEW AGE, ONE WORLDLY - NPR crap.   The cows didn't like it, pigs hated it, horses kick at the stalls - and we considered it a bunch of high-brow-types trying to educate us about the environment we lived in daily - "Educated Idiots" we called them.   

I still laugh when one of us tells stories of these 'highly educated types' peeing on an electric fence, or trying to outrun a raging Ram or Billy goat... they tried to "bond" with.   Sure, "Love conquers all" - unless it has a huge set of horns, equals your weight, and his favorite goat friend hasn't come into heat yet....

Poor Rural folks aren't listening to NPR.  RICH Elitist slobs who buy 1 acre among 3 family farms and complain about the smell of 'farmer's money' listen to NPR. 

(Translation:  Pigs, Horses, Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Turkeys, & Chickens all smell the same - that's the smell of MONEY)
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Re: Trump's Budget to Cut NEA, PBS, NPR
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2017, 07:25:23 PM »
If NPR goes out of business how will we fall asleep at night?

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Re: Trump's Budget to Cut NEA, PBS, NPR
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2017, 09:14:57 PM »
Listened to Lavin last night he said The EPA is also getting ripped by 31%

Gee ... looks like we won't all be 'going green' for awhile.  Oh by the way ... I'm one of those that doesn't want clean air or water.    :thumbsup:
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