Friday, February 09, 2007

He’s at it again

Once again, despite getting stopped in his tracks the last time, “President” Bush has set his sights on the dastardly evils over at PBS by slashing funding for NPR and PBS in his new budget and thus enacting devastating cuts to public broadcasting.

How devastating?

Consider that Commander Cuckoo-Bananas’ budget would cut federal funds for public broadcasting by almost 25% and, according to PBS, the cuts could mean the end of their ability to support some of the most treasured educational children's series, not to mention the myriad of adult programming, and that’s not even bringing up how destructive the cuts would be to NPR.

Now comes the troubling part; Bush has tried this before… he tried it when he had a friendly, republican-controlled Congress. It didn’t work then, what the hell makes him think this Congress will approve these cuts? How stupid does he think we are anyway

Bush knows that this won’t get through Congress, and yet, he’s proposing these cuts in order to add to the illusion that he can wipe out the massive deficits (that he and his administration have created!) within five years… the problem is that his numbers (no matter how much “fuzzy math” you use) just don’t add up.

I think this whole thing is a ploy…

Humor me for a moment and think about this; he’s proposed this budget to slash PBS/NPR funding, and when the Democrats restore funding to these programs, Bush will be able to point to the Democrats and accuse them of not wanting to eradicate the deficit…

Maybe I’m reading too much into this, but I doubt I’m the only one.

With this latest attack on PBS, Bush’s budget has come under attack by, like last time, MoveOn who is leading the charge to protect Elmo and “All Things Considered”.

While I am not a huge fan of MoveOn (they do some good but, like the ACLU, they do tend to go too far), click on their link to sign their petition to rescue PBS.

After you sign your own petition, please forward the information and the link to your all of your Progressive/Liberal family and friends.

We banded together to stop these cuts once, and we can do it again.

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