Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Look out Elmo

Look whose neck is on the budget chopping block again. Big Bird.

Bush wants to slash $150 million from Public Broadcasting, the sharpest cut yet. He just won’t let up on his ideological crusade to crush quality children’s television programming.

And here is more awful budget news:

In his $2.77 billion budget, Bush asks Congress to sharply cut or eliminate 141 government programs. Almost one-third of the targeted programs are in education, including ones that provide money to support the arts, vocational education, parent resource centers and drug-free schools.

Bush: The Anti-Education president. That will be just part of his legacy, along with the corruption, incompentence and the bloody quagmire in Iraq.


TxBubba of Southpaw notes that while Bush proposes saving $400 million by axing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, he is advocating that we spend $670 million for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the federal agency that supervises all US government non-military propaganda including the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Radio Free Asia, and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting.

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