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Subject: Re: The case for PBS Date: 11/26/2012 11:45 AM
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Grape: "Okay, but that gets me back to my original question. What is the justification for funding PBS? Keep in mind that PBS may very well carry on without it. Does anyone have a strong case for why we should spend our tax dollars on this?"


the question is.....are you willing to borrow money today from the Chinese to pay for PBS...that your children and grandchildren will pay back, and pay a ton of interest on?

Is 'consumption today' worth borrowing trillions of dollars for a much lower standard of living today?

If the government was running a surplus and took in enough revenues to pay for all the government programs....with cash left over, you could make a reasonable argument to fund PBS.

When you aren't, the bigger question is what else beside PBS funding should be cut so your kids future isn't highly impaired?

If you don't have the cash in your family budget to afford 'art' or pay to go to the expensive museum.....but have to put it on the already near maxed out credit card instead, insisting 'it is worth it' as you head to financial Armaggedeon....... your are headed for disaster.

So is the country. Everyone wants 'their program' preserved.....this group, that group, the welfare weenies..the food stamp folks, the folks on 3 years of unemployment and counting, the folks with subsidized mortgages, the folks with all the tax loopholes, and everything else.

It can't and won't go on for much longer.


Again, are you willing to BORROW to pay for PBS today?


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