“To conduct an orderly transition away from Federal funding, the Budget requests 15.5 million in 2019 and $15 million in 2020, which would include funding for personnel costs of $16.2 million, rental costs of $8.9 million; and other costs totaling $5.4 million.”
“CPB grants represent a small share of the total funding for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR), which primarily rely on private donations to fund their operations,” it continues.
Mr. Trump proposed the elimination of CPB in 2017 as well, and a public outcry ensued. The entity described itself as “one of America’s best investments.”
At that time, CPB President Patricia Harrison noted, “We will work with the new administration and Congress in raising awareness that elimination of federal funding to CPB begins the collapse of the public media system itself and the end of the essential national service.”
The President’s 2018 budget was soundly rejected, as happens to most Presidents. The 2019 proposal increased spending overall, and again targets many programs the President and his supporters consider to be part of the large, administrative state that costs businesses money and Americans jobs through over-regulation.
Arizona Republican Senate and Trump nemesis stated that the proposal was “dead on arrival,” reviving a famous critique by liberal democrats of President Reagan’s proposed budgets.
Information for this story came from multiple sources, linked herein, including The Hill.
Author: Committed Conservative
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