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Rendell’s Budget to Cut PBS Funding Completely! (With Poll)

April 23, 2009

While watching the woodworking shows on Channel 13 WQED, during one of the breaks a spot was run where a manager was telling how they were not taking a budget cut, they were being eliminated from the budget. She ask that the viewers should contact their Representatives and tell them not to eliminate PBS from the budget. Like that will do any good, we saw that they don’t represent the people who they represent.


WQED recently sent out a plea to public-broadcasting supporters, asking them to petition Gov. Ed Rendell and lawmakers to maintain annual grants at $8 million for the state’s eight public stations, including $1.1 million for WQED. Rendell cut most of the spending for public broadcasting from his budget proposal.

The new 29-billion dollar budget being proposed in the Pa legislature, will elimante funding to all Pennsylvania’s Public Broadcast Stations. The democrats prove once again that they are just following the path laid before them. In 2006 George W Bush cut the PBS federal budget by 80%, however he did not eliminate it. Under the budget that will come before Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell as it is now written, will totally cut the funding for Public Broadcasting in the state. If this budget is passed, it will not totally do away with PBS it will force more layoffs and less programming. While they promised to grow the economy and job market, the lack of funding in the right places is shrinking both.

So if the people don’t wake-up and see that we are being led down the same path we thought that we had just gotten off of, Bert and Ernie could wined up in a tent city in some park.

Well, we should go a head and write, call, and e-mail our Reps letting them know we are against this budget, maybe it will help. However there is something brewing in the coven of the government.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Erin Keaney permalink
    May 30, 2009 12:07 am

    You should try checking your article for errors before you post it.


    • DizzyGuy permalink
      June 8, 2009 6:22 pm

      I heard that they were selling lives at Walmart, maybe you should stop and buy one. Who makes a comment about someone’s spelling.


  2. Dwight Bobson permalink
    April 25, 2009 1:29 am

    The questions are: Do the people of Pennsylvania want to have more illiteracy? Do the people want poorer childcare? Do parents want their kids entering school further behind in basic learning capabilities than they already are? Do citizens want to be less informed and not understand public policy issues or continue to be even more inundated in celebrity news? Is MTV the only answer to music education on media? Should citizens have a public media available or simply make do with the media that helps them entertain themselves to death? And the questions go on …
    What makes sayings like “penny wise, pound foolish” last through time is that history is so repetitive because so are fools.



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