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Old 04-18-2012, 18:03   #1
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Exclamation Should Gov't funding(taxpayer funding) for NPR be shut down?

I listened to NPR today on my way to and from work. Big surprise here: It was ALL left wing propaganda! This morning and afternoon, it was all about lying about Republicans in order to prevent them from getting elected. ALL their guests were Liberals.

They claimed that Rep's want to stop ALL gov't funding of welfare and food stamps, gov't housing, medicaid, etc. That's complete fear mongering B.S.!

This afternoon, they were blasting Rep's for wanting to sign a bill giving tax breaks to small businesses. Guess what, here's another shocker: ALL their guests were Liberals again! Even the callers were Liberals. Of course they pre-screen their callers to make sure they get the right Liberal on the air!

Obviously they have NOT learned anything! They were under scrutiny last year, and they pretended to be unbiased for 45 seconds at least, then went back to manipulating us. They are so arrogant, that they arent even trying to seem balanced and fair anymore. Thats what angers me the most. They think the left and the Dems will protect them, and they will, so they dont need to be honest, and they can keep lying to us, at our own expense!

When someone complains about them, they just start another fear campaign, saying that conservative are oppressing them or some such nonsense! The evil conservatives....Always expecting Liberals to show some credibility while stealing our money. How dare we do that? Who are we to stand in THEIR way? They are entitled to our money, and should not be expected to tell the truth or hold both parties accountable!

But imagine how angry these same Liberals would be if there was a taxpayer funded Conservative propaganda radio channel? NPR would lead the charge too! They'd be telling us how evil, oppressive and unfair it is for conservatives to be pushing their ideology and agenda at taxpayer expense!

But for these same scumbags, it's OK to do the same thing in the name of the far left and the Democratic party!

Thats not even to mention the propaganda being shoved down the throats of our children in school everyday.........

Tired of it. There's got to be something that can be done about this. If it were conservatives doing it, Liberals would be out marching and protesting. We need to do more of that, and we need to educate the blind who dont see whats going on, because they dont pay attention. Those are the people the left are trying to manipulate(aside from their base)
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:06   #2
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Should Gov't funding(taxpayer funding) for NPR be shut down?
Yes.
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Should Gov't funding(taxpayer funding) for NPR be shut down?
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Should 3 tillion in tax breaks be taken out of the Tax code?
YES
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Yes it should be, and welfare recipients should be banned from the voting booth.
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Originally Posted by uban77 View Post
Should Gov't funding(taxpayer funding) for NPR be shut down?
NO
Should 3 tillion in tax breaks be taken out of the Tax code?
YES


Would you support a taxpayer funded, conservative propaganda channel? Thats mostly what NPR is, a heavily biased, Progressive, left wing propaganda channel. Do you support this type of double standard, like many on the left do?

Are you angry with the Dems, who now receive about an equal or larger amount of money from big corporations, then give them all sorts of special treatment, taxpayer subsidies, etc, and allow them to pay -zero- taxes, like GE for instance. All in exchange for money and votes? Are you angry with Obama for knowingly 'giving' 550 Million dollars to Solyndra, who he knew would fail(because everyone warned him of it), then changed the bankruptcy rules making it so the big democrat campaign money bundlers who own and run that company can get THEIR money back, while changing the rules so that the taxpayers dont get paid back in the bankruptcy? All because these rich corporate tycoons at Solyndra have and will give Obama more campaign money!

Are you happy with the Obamacare bill( over a trillion bucks) that forces lower income people(over $11,000 per year salary) to pay thousands of dollars per year, that they cant afford, to buy health insurance from the "big, evil, private health insurance companies?" Has there EVER been a bigger, forced private handout to ANY corporations in US history by any politician? Plus, Obama will get more campaign donations from these private health insurance companies in exchange for all this money we are now forced to pay them!

^^^That, is corruption, plain and simple........ And thats only the tip of the iceberg......Where's the accountability?
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You guys are all making it much more complicated than it needs to be. It isn't about whether or not you agree with the slant or the content. It's all about one simple fact: there is absolutely NO basis in the Constitution for the federal government funding anything such as this. Read Article I, section 8 carefully. You'll also find that there is NO justification for national parks, and myriad other federal expenditures.
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Oh, and while you're there reading, see whether you find any justification for federal spending on medical care.
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No more tax money to NPR.
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Cut em' off.
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Old 04-19-2012, 23:08   #10
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Here it is. Here is the LAW. The SUPREME LAW of the land. If it isn't here, then it does not exist, as a power of the Congress. I do not see schools, medical care, funding the arts, welfare, food stamps, national parks or social security either.

You all can play your partisan games and buy into the Demopublican vs Republicrat charade all you like. You can pick the puppet on the left, or on the right. You can pick and choose the unconstitutional programs that YOU PERSONALLY like against those which you do NOT like. But BOTH major parties have led us down a path of political and economic suicide.

United States Constitution, Article I, section 8:

"The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
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All you rightwingers want to hear the sound of your own voice. You do not want to opposing view. Why have the 2nd amendment if you are going to sell out the First amendment. Take away 1 million From NPR. Then give away billions of dollars to the Top 1%.
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Uban77-I believe that you have been spending way t00 much time hanging with the children down at pioneer courthouse square!Or Maybe it was the occupiers over at the other park!
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NPR is not a first Amendment right.

That is nonsense.

The FED is restricted from our daily lives on most things, that's what the Bill of Rights is about, not what is "owed" you by the FED government.

In my view, the FED should be limited even more than they are to what they can or can not do.

No more EPA, IRS, BATFE, DOJ, NPR, GSA and the list goes on and on. Defense, national highways, interstate trade regulation to keep it fair, international trade to keep it legal and that's about it.

No more FED education.

The STATES should be, and were originally who regulated themselves internally, and the FED only was involved if there was a trade dispute between states, or issue where a State violated the Constitutional rights of it's citizens.

IE: Can't have gun control laws that say Black Men can't own guns. It violates their 2A righhts.

Silly Democrats, you guys still can't get with the program, even after all these years.
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