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‘Imperative’ That You Keep Paying Taxes for Crappy Radio You Don’t Listen To!

Posted on | November 12, 2010 | 8 Comments

Never mind that you’re underwater on your mortgage and worried about losing your job, you must — absolutely must — keep paying taxes for the benefit of National Public Radio employees:

“It’s imperative for funding to continue to ensure that this essential tool of democracy survives and thrives well into the future.”
The co-chairmen of Obama’s fiscal commission, Democrat Erskine Bowles and Republican Alan Simpson, proposed eliminating funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among other ideas, in their report on how to bring down the long-term debt in the U.S. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting assists NPR and PBS stations in their operations.
“The National Commission’s proposal to eliminate federal funding for public media would have a profound and detrimental impact on all Americans,” NPR said in response to the proposal.

Two simple questions:

  • How much NPR do you listen to? Not much, probably.
  • How much of this blog do you read? A lot, I bet.

Screw NPR. It’s imperative that you hit my tip jar!

I may not be an “essential tool of democracy,” but many Democrats say I’m essentially a tool.


8 Responses to “‘Imperative’ That You Keep Paying Taxes for Crappy Radio You Don’t Listen To!”

  1. JeffS
    November 12th, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

    Maybe you should try for a gig with NPR, Stacy, and steal some of those tax dollars from clueless lefties.

  2. Occam's Tool
    November 12th, 2010 @ 8:08 pm

    Essential, no. TOOL, yes; and not one of Occam’s—like me.