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That is true.
I mean that is a philosophical debate we need to have as a nation, but it isnt a budgetary debate. There are a lot of philosophical debates we need to have but for the moment they arent the debates we need to be having.
I dont know if you saw it but the CBO is projecting that the budget deficit is ONLY $1.3T. I say only because it was projected before the year to be $1.7T. $400B isnt much, but is is substantial considering it is 23% less than was projected.
Haha, you sound like Jon Stewart. He did a segment where he said we just need to cut 7000 NPR's to balance the budget.
But yea that idea made me laugh quite a bit.
I know you will love this, i admit it cracked me up.
In 2010 their expenses were $192M but they claim that they get no handouts from the federal government and all that money is from "competitive grants" and things like that. About 6% of their money is government grants from federal, state, and local governments.
I really think there is a role for a news organization like CSPAN and NPR as well as BBC and al-Jazerra. I agree with your distinction between state funded and state run though.
I couldnt even say to be honest, i believe i have only read 2-3 articles from them.
I agree they are, sorry i was trying to say that NPR i didnt avoid it because it was bias. HuffPo and Drudge are bias, sorry for the confusion.
It isnt really because of their bias though, actually it is because they have no flare. Drudge and HuffPo have no such problem. I enjoy reading the HuffPo app when i am waiting in line. Mostly because it is the most iPhone friendly in my opinion.
I must say though that i have never sought out NPR as a news source. I very much enjoy reading the BBC when i get a chance and al-Jazerra is no longer what they use to be.
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