Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Why NPR Should Be Self-funded

From Cato:

“National Public Radio (NPR) is paying the lobbying firm Bracy, Tucker, Brown & Valanzano to defend its taxpayer funding stream in Congress, according to lobbying disclosure forms filed with the Secretary of the Senate,” reports Matthew Boyle at the Daily Caller. Once again, a government-funded entity is using its taxpayer funds to lobby to get more money from the taxpayers.

Shameful and wasteful. If NPR is so great, why can't they find a funding model that doesn't rely in the taxpayer? We're in a budget crisis, after all. And last time I checked, all radio stations were free. There's no need for a government-subsidized radio station.

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