Let’s End Taxpayer Subsidies for Public TV & Radio

First, Nikitas3.com sends out prayers for the victims of the Nebraska floods. Republican governor Pete Ricketts said that 85% of the state has suffered some type of flooding.

Since this is happening in the conservative heartland the Fake News media are generally ignoring the crisis. But it is very bad. There already is more than $1 billion in damages with farms submerged, livestock killed, towns and homes inundated and roads destroyed.

And you may wonder: How could such a tragedy happen in the age of alleged ‘global warming’? After all, the 6-year California drought was blamed on the same ‘warming’.

That is a good question. The flooding was caused by heavy rains, which aren’t supposed to exist under “warming”. And then the ground was frozen and snow-covered because of the cold, which should not have happened if the earth is allegedly so warm.

The rain therefore could not sink into the ground but was held above the ground as if it were sitting on a concrete pad. This caused the water to flow rapidly into the rivers, leading them to rise significantly.

The water will dissipate slowly as it is carried off by rivers. And then the real toll will be revealed.

God bless Nebraska… one of our good ‘red’ states.

Let’s End Public TV, Radio Subsidies

Breitbart News reported:

President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget for 2020 aims to cut all funding for the Public Broadcasting System and National Public Radio, along with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

The president’s request, unveiled in its entirety on Monday, calls on Congress to kill $435 million in funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and $126 million from the National Endowment for the Arts.

… “[P]rivate fundraising has proven durable, negating the need for continued Federal subsidies,” the budget reads. “Services such as PBS and NPR, which receive funding from CPB, could make up the shortfall by increasing revenues from corporate sponsors, foundations, and members.

Amen. Trump is correct but most Americans have no idea that public TV and public radio get $435 million every single year from taxpayers and would be shocked to learn the figure.

This is the kind of taxpayer generosity that you can get when you are on the Democrat side and is precisely why so many less competent or incompetent people become Democrats – to get money without working for it. It is a very attractive lifestyle.

President Trump is also correct in that public radio and TV can fund themselves. After all, an overwhelming majority of the rich people and well-to-do people in America are on the political left and are the people who watch public TV and listen to public radio most regularly, support them financially and can afford to make up that $435 million.

Mark Zuckerberg could make up the whole $435 million with less than one percent of his wealth. Jeff Bezos could do it with one-third of one percent of his wealth.

Trump voters generally don’t listen or watch because public TV and National Public radio are biased against, and generally ignore the concerns of conservatives, president Trump, Middle America, etc.

Breitbart also reported:

In a statement, PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger criticized the proposal to slash funding, noting Americans have named PBS among the most publically trusted “known institutions” for the past 16 years.

“PBS and our 350 member stations across the country have earned bipartisan Congressional support over the years due to the high value the American people place on the services we provide their communities,” said Kerger.

So if they are so popular and trusted then they can fund themselves. After all Rush Limbaugh funds his own radio show privately through advertising and he does none of those obnoxious fundraising drives that NPR is famous for.

But the fact is that public TV and public radio are deathly afraid to lose taxpayer funding because they are not anywhere near as popular as they claim, and here is proof. Journalism.org reports:

About 30 million average weekly listeners tuned in to any NPR programming during the year… according to internal data provided by the organization.

This means that 297 million Americans (90% of the total US population of 327 million) do not listen to National Public Radio.

So 10% of Americans listen to NPR yet all Americans are forced to pay for it in taxes. At the same time Rush Limbaugh gets 27 million weekly listeners with no taxpayer dollars whatsoever.

Thus it is time to cut off federal funding for public TV and public radio. They can get their own money like Rush does.

The National Endowment for the Arts is the same story. Its $126 million annual taxpayer funding goes virtually exclusively to people on the political left, and could be easily made up by wealthy art collectors, symphony patrons, etc. After all one single painting by British artist David Hockney recently sold at auction for $90.3 million (that is not a typo. The figure is $90.3 million).

Trust in Mueller Probe Sinks

Breitbart News reports:

Half of Americans agree with President Trump that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is a “witch hunt” and that he has been subjected to more investigations than previous presidents because of politics, according to a poll published on Monday.

… The poll also showed that trust in Mueller’s investigation has “eroded.”

“Even among people who said they had ‘some’ trust in the Mueller investigation, half agreed with President Trump’s witch hunt allegation,” David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk Political Research Center, told USA Today.

OK, we know the score. After more than two years of accusations this investigation has lost major credibility as it should since it was a political sham from the start.

And this comes after more than two years of obsessive daily coverage in the Fake News media… Russia, Russia, Russia… being pounded it into our brains every day as if every accusation were true.

Even worse this poll is probably biased against president Trump in the first place as most polls are. Therefore Nikitas3.com calculates that distrust of the Mueller probe is really 60% or more.

Meanwhile a CNN poll recently found that 71% of Americans said that the economy is doing very well. This is an extremely strong number in favor of the president’s re-election since the economy is the #1 issue for most voters.

Thus when Trump makes his case for re-election based on the economy, on his innocence and victimization in the Russia investigation, on border security and on his generally strong leadership Nikitas3.com believes that he will win in 2020.

On the other hand, conservative radio host and Fox News star Sean Hannity has been publicizing a counter-investigation by conservative journalists into the persecution of president Trump by the Deep State, FBI and DOJ and the non-prosecution of Hillary Clinton over her e-mails by the same forces.

The Fake News media have ignored these journalists like John Solomon, Sarah Carter, Gregg Jarrett, Sidney Powell, David Schoen and others.

The Fake News media also have ignored corruption at the Clinton Foundation, in the Clinton-Uranium One scandal, and in the Obama administration Justice Department.

The Department of Justice under president Trump therefore would not need to gather any new information to investigate this Democrat/Deep State corruption. The evidence already has been collected.

Hannity recently assured us that action is coming, saying:

“The Deep State House of Cards — Mark My Words — It’s About to Come Crumbling Down …Everything We’ve Been Revealing about the Deep State in Two Years Will Soon Have Very Serious Ramifications… I know you’ve been saying to yourself, what about all of the people that we know have been abusing power, committing real and serious crimes. Hillary Clinton is one. We’re looking at people like McCabe, and Comey and Strzok, and Page and many, many, many more. What about the FISA abuses. Stripping Americans of their constitutional rights. What about the rampant conflicts of interest at some of the highest levels at the DOJ and FBI. Tonight we have great news. According to my sources, everything we have been revealing about the Deep State for two years will very soon result in major serious ramifications.”

Already dozens of top Washington officials have been fired, demoted, resigned or otherwise lost their jobs. This is a good start. The next step is to try them in court and put them in jail if found guilty.

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