Trump to stop funding the liberal Government channels

Donald Trump set to ‘eliminate arts funding programs’, cutting off NPR and PBS

 

President-elect Donald Trump is believed to be planning on shutting down arts and heritage programs as part of a raft of budget-tightening measures.

 

The Hill, whose source is an unnamed member of Trump’s transition team, reported that Trump will eliminate both the National Endowment For The Arts and the National Endowment For The Humanities, and privatise the Corporation For Public Broadcasting.

 

The latter partially funds National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), currently receiving $445.5 million a year from the government, around half of which goes to the US’ approx. 350 public television stations.

 

Shutting down the NEA is an idea that dates back to the Reagan administration, though Reagan was ultimately dissuaded from the move by other conservatives.

 

A White House petition has been set up protesting such budget cuts, but does not appear to be registering signatures.

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/donald-trump-budget-cuts-arts-humanities-nea-neh-npr-cbs-president-a7536741.html

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Comments (15)

  1. wirelessguru1

    NPR and PBS are anti-Trump anyway!

    January 24, 2017
  2. Munkyman

    NPR should definitely lose federal funding, not because of their politics, but because they have many corporate sponsors that put the lie to them actually being beholden to the public. PBS TV/radio stations in rural areas I think still need to be funded because they simply can’t fund themselves & commercial stations see no value in their areas, since they aren’t large enough markets to draw advertisers. It should just be enough to keep the lights on & the tower broadcasting, no salaries, no help buying programming. I loved the PBS radio station in SW Alaska, they actually served their community, not just the major donors & sponsors… & because of that, it’s the only station I’ve ever given money to.

    January 24, 2017
    1. wirelessguru1

      He should then turn PBS into Trump TV!

      January 24, 2017
      1. Munkyman

        Couldn’t be worse than the BBC surrogate it basically is, it seems about 1/3 of the programming is bought from the BBC.

        January 24, 2017
        1. wirelessguru1

          The Brits seem to have a huge problem with their courts now!!!

          January 24, 2017
          1. Munkyman

            Yeah they’re choking on rampant crime.

            January 24, 2017
            1. wirelessguru1

              ..and trying to derail BREXIT!!!

              January 24, 2017
          2. Munkyman

            Last I saw they decided they couldn’t & that the Parliament must seek to use Article 50. Now it’s just the lefties dragging their feet & that sounds familiar.

            January 24, 2017
            1. wirelessguru1

              Well, I AM sure that the Queen supports the damn globalists (lefties) above her own country…

              January 24, 2017
            2. Munkyman

              it will be interesting to see if she flexes the fact that she’s still legally the boss & not just a figurehead or she allows the people to lead themselves… this may be the 1st time the balance of power between the people & the monarchy is truly tested.

              January 24, 2017
            3. wirelessguru1

              ..indeed, indeed…
              The UK (Theresa Mary) meeting this week Trump will be critical now.

              January 24, 2017
  3. Munkyman

    I still think it’s funny that the people who tout the “essential need” Planned Parenthood fills, are the 1st to demonize the man who established federal funding for it. It’s a good thing mental gymnastics aren’t a sport, they’d be unstoppable.

    January 24, 2017
  4. stevehayes13

    Wirelessguru – FYI the Queen actually was in favour of Leave. The people who supported Remain were overwhelmingly the liberal middle class.

    January 25, 2017
    1. wirelessguru1

      So doesn’t she have some influence with the damn Courts!?

      January 25, 2017
      1. stevehayes13

        She doesn’t have any influence. She is simply a figure-head.

        By the way, the courts are independent and the judgement was legally correct. The government should never have allowed the situation to arise in the first place, and it could have achieved this by having a vote to repeal the European Communities Act (1972) back in June, immediately after the referendum result.

        January 26, 2017