With the budget proposal submitted by the Trump Administration, backers of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Public Radio, National Endowment for the Arts and PBS are literally freaking out and trying to deceive the public to continue support.
The Corporation of Public Broadcasting defended itself by saying, “The cost of public broadcasting is small, only $1.35 per citizen per year, and the benefits are tangible.”
There we go with fuzzy math.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting receives $445 million a year from the federal government.
Even if we spread that cost across all adults in the United States, the cost is $1.83 per person.
But the reality is that given nearly half of Americans pay no income tax, there are only 122 million taxpayers in the United States.
So the number is actually $3.64 per taxpayer – higher per household.
Big deal right?
It’s only $3.64 a year. That’s a gallon of milk or almost a McDonalds Quarter Pounder.
It’s the cost of a Fast Pass toll.
But let’s really think about that.
If someone were to steal $3.64 out of our wallet, would you shrug your shoulders and say, “eh, it’s just the cost of a gallon of milk.”
No, you wouldn’t. You would be chasing someone down the street.
Stealing $3.64 or even $1.35 from taxpayers to cover the cost of biased reporting and racist programming directed at our children is not just theft, it’s infuriating theft.
Wait, did I just say “racist”?
A publically funded organization should at least be representative of America.
Take a minute to google “Sesame Street Cast.”
How many Caucasians do you see over the years? Very, very few.
Watch a few episodes and you’ll notice that the only white kids who are on the show are likely either wearing a helmet or sporting some other type of disability.
Sesame Street is a program designed to force children to think about race. In a supposedly post-racial America (at least up to the election of Barack Obama), Sesame Street, funded with your tax dollars, does nothing more than further racial divides.
For most American taxpayers, I suspect they prefer to keep their $3.64. If America’s non-taxpayers want to keep the alphabet soup of media welfare, they can pony up.