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Standing with Mitt on PBS...when an entity is capable of being independent and self-sufficient they should try to be. As a group of networks that pride themselves on being educational and informational, what better message exists than that of self-sufficiency in an era that so desperately needs it? Public broadcasting should not have to be forced into being self-sustaining, it should want to be, amirite?

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The problem isn't that he wants to cut the funding to PBS, (or at least, that's not why most people are complaining about it,) it's that he thinks that will actually impact the national deficit. The subsidy to PBS is 0.008% of the national deficit- the problem with him saying that is that he doesn't want to cut a lot of things that could actually majorly impact the deficit, (such as defense,) but he wants to get rid of PBS and the Department of Education.

@Bookworm527 The problem isn't that he wants to cut the funding to PBS, (or at least, that's not why most people are complaining...

Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting increased from $250 million in 1992 to $350 million in 2002. It has since increased to $450 million for fiscal year 2012. At the current rate of funding, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would take in between $5-6 billion from taxpayers over the next decade. While the figure is not huge in terms of the overall budget and spending crisis, it’s just a small piece of the entire pie that could be cut.

It all adds up, he just happened to mention PBS and as usual, Democrats are spinning it to fuel their own personal agenda.

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@miffedmuffin Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting increased from $250 million in 1992 to $350 million in...

Also, looming defense cuts will have a devastating effect on the military. No resolution emerged Thursday to avert $55 billion in cuts to a defense budget of roughly $600 billion, beginning Jan. 2.

Are you telling me you think we should cut Defense yet MORE? Do you like being warm, comfy, and protected? You want to put our soldiers at even more risk, using outdated equipment? Our Defense is important, our Military is important. My husband is one of those soldiers you want to put in more danger, maybe the reality of what even more devastating cuts would do doesn't touch you, but it sure does me.

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