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Can you guess how much of NPR's funding comes from tax dollars?

Tasine 2010/11/14 14:36:22
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10%
25%
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None of the above
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As Republican lawmakers lead the charge to
cut off public funding to National Public Radio, which has been under
fire ever since it sacked
Juan Williams last month, the network insists it gets no more than 3 percent of its total budget from taxpayers.

But one analyst has argued that NPR's $166
million budget is actually made up of more than 25 percent of taxpayer
dollars and that its member stations across the country haul in another
40 percent of public funds.

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  • Dave 2010/11/15 14:57:31 (edited)
    3%
    Dave
    +1
    The story out there is that is is only 3%.
    Whatever it really is it is wasted money and should be stopped asap.
  • Tasine Dave 2010/11/15 15:19:15
    Tasine
    +1
    But the people reporting the 3% is NPR !! And how they arrive at that figure is by ignoring the origin of some of their donations......donations from other tax sheltered organizations which also exist by virtue of tax dollars supporting them! Oh, these tax sheltered groups have the scam down to a fine science.
  • Dave Tasine 2010/11/15 16:11:53
    Dave
    +1
    You are absolutely right.
  • Matt 2010/11/15 03:26:32
    None of the above
    Matt
    +1
    Probably more than 25% when you consider that private donations to it are considered "tax deductible". We should end that status for all political contributions, instead of our mortgage interest !
  • Rockies Man 2010/11/14 19:52:31
    None of the above
    Rockies Man
    +1
    Closer to 40 or 50%. Way too much and we need to quit subsidizing liberalism.
  • Theresa 2010/11/14 18:38:34
    None of the above
    Theresa
    +1
    Over 45% when you look at indirect funding sources!
  • pamela 2010/11/14 18:34:58
    Undecided
    pamela
    +1
    I really don't know how much it would be, but with the choices from above, i would have to say much more than 25% of the funding does come from the our tax dollars, plus whatever George Soros, gives on top of that.
  • keeper 2010/11/14 17:25:24
    25%
    keeper
    +2
    I just heard that is was a lot higher than that!!
    Yesterday, Pelosi was quoting from the NPR like it was a viable news source!!! What a joke!!
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2010/11/14 17:03:43
    None of the above
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +3
    Doesn't really matter does it?? All tax dollars going to any public broadcasting should be cut and that includes all grants. It is unneccesary in today's world. This aid was set up when communications were limited. That is no longer the case. NPR makes an issue of 'how little they get" - great, now they can get less!!!
  • Tasine Jackie ... 2010/11/14 17:16:06
    Tasine
    +1
    I couldn't agree more!
  • pamela Jackie ... 2010/11/14 18:38:34
    pamela
    +2
    I get your point, but when they let Juan Williams go, didn't they at that time, also say that some funding also comes from George Soros, i think he gave them like 1.8 billion $$$. And geez that name sure rings a bell. Doesn't Obama know Soros as well, who also paid into funding Obama's run for office in Chicago and for the Presidency.
  • Jackie ... pamela 2010/11/14 20:09:05 (edited)
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +2
    From Soros: 1.8 million to NPR and on same day 1 mil to media matters-- two days later NPR fired Williams and Media matters sent a blue bazillion e-mails demanding the firing of Mora Allyison (sp) who is also a FOX contributor (the only other one on NPR) - We see smoke, we infer fire. This was engineered by Soros - no doubt about it. He wants FOX shut down and anyone who appears on FOX seems to be fair game.
  • Tasine Jackie ... 2010/11/15 01:14:50
    Tasine
    +1
    I hadn't heard about it, but I suspect you are referring to Moira Liason, super lib.
  • Jackie ... Tasine 2010/11/15 02:45:11
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +2
    Well, she is lib, not so sure super lib. She is reasonable to me - I see her on Wallace show and Brett B show on FOX. At any rate, Media Matters (who were told to 'keep up the work on FOX') pummeled NPR to fire her. They did not because the right was yelling about another woman on NPR who gives her rancid opinions all the time. They undoubtably made a deal with Soros on Williams but suddenly they couldn't stand the heat. An ugly mess.
  • mal 2010/11/14 16:43:46 (edited)
    None of the above
    mal
    +1
    Whatever taxpayer funding they get ,cut it off ! They are racists and have no rights when it comes to the peoples money. We are so tired of the government dictating to the people. Time to take our nation back ! Politicians beware !
  • jackolantyrn356 2010/11/14 16:13:20
    Undecided
    jackolantyrn356
    +1
    But my guess it is above 50% or if not, then it is above 50% by sleezing though outside agencies and costs more of our tax dollars.
  • TruBluTopaz 2010/11/14 16:08:09
    Undecided
    TruBluTopaz
    +2
    It is difficult to suss that out. I know that some political groups "support" specific programs that fall within their political agenda. They frequently do this under the guise of programs from key contributors who like seeing their names associated with such causes even when their personal lifestyles reflect little of what is shown.
  • Tasine 2010/11/14 15:26:43
    None of the above
    Tasine
    +2
    I believe that when all the filters are examined, we will find that NPR exists because of 50-75% support by way of tax dollars. NPR should be totally de-funded whether it is 1% or 100%. If it needs taxpayer help it should close its doors and go home.
  • pamela Tasine 2010/11/14 18:54:42
    pamela
    +1
    I agree.
  • Bob, the reasonable one 2010/11/14 14:54:39
    Undecided
    Bob, the reasonable one
    +1
    So if NPR says it is insignificant then let them quit sucking at the federal teet completely!!! This is a no-brainer....as far as I'm concerned they can kiss my well-rounded butt!!
  • Striker 2010/11/14 14:44:54
    None of the above
    Striker
    +1
    Perhaps someone can find the real answer to this, but only if it is ZERO percent will it be a good answer. Who needs Pravda - we already have sufficient brainwashing!
  • The Govenor 2010/11/14 14:39:09
  • krayzrick 2010/11/14 14:38:52
    25%
    krayzrick
    +4
    BOYCOTT!!

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