Silly me. I thought the Republicans in Congress were going to run through their perennial losing pet pandering legislation all in one week or so. That would include gay marriage, flag burning and elimination of the estate tax. And I was almost right. Almost because I forgot one other favorite that they're also getting to this week: cutting funding for public broadcasting!
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans yesterday revived their efforts to slash funding for public broadcasting, as a key committee approved a $115 million reduction in the budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that could force the elimination of some popular PBS and NPR programs.Then get a load of this stinking pile of GOP crap.
``We've got to keep our priorities straight," said Representative Ralph Regula, an Ohio Republican who is chairman of the appropriations panel that approved the cut. `` You're going to choose between giving a little more money to handicapped children versus providing appropriations for public broadcasting."Mr. Regula, do you think we’re idiots? You guys keep cutting taxes for the rich and wasting HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of dollars on swell adventures like Iraq and then come whining that there isn’t enough money (a miniscule amount in Federal budget terms) to fund public broadcasting? Look, you can make an argument that government shouldn’t fund any media operation (I don’t buy it but you can make the argument) but to say that it shouldn’t be funded because it’s too expensive is just bullshit.
Why does anyone vote for these guys? They've run the country into the ground and are the most petty, self-centered, greedy, anti-intellectual morons to ever inhabit the halls of power in Washington.