Bailing out the Titanic with a teaspoon

Here are five things that cost taxpayers more than public media funding:

  1. The budget for military marching bands: $500 million a year
  2. The U.S. House of Representatives budget for office expenses, mail and personnel: $727 million a year
  3. Three Global Hawk Drones which Congress is pushing for even though the Defense Department hasn’t requested them: $633 million.
  4. The foreign tax credit that credits companies for any taxes they pay in other countries: $850 million a year
  5. Two days of the war in Afghanistan: $600 million.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting budget is about $445 million dollars. That’s less than $1.50 per person per year — or about one one-hundredth of one percent of the federal budget.

via Stand With Big Bird | Free Press.

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