Given that the Constitution stipulates that spending bills originate in the House of Representatives and Republicans now control that chamber, it’s no wonder that government-subsidized radio has started to clean house:
Ellen Weiss resigned as senior vice president for news on the same day that NPR’s board of directors completed its independent review of the dismissal of Williams. The directors recommended new internal procedures for personnel decisions and disciplinary action.
It’s all well and good that they have adopted new procedures, but given the size of federal deficits, methinks Congress should adopt new procedures and stop subsidizing NPR.
I’m with U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) who
. . . reintroduced two bills that would slash taxpayer funding from NPR to zero. Lamborn said that while he likes “much of NPR’s programming, the fact is, it is luxury we cannot afford to subsidize.”
“Congressional Republicans must show the American people that we are serious about cutting spending and reducing the size and scope of the federal government,” Lamborn said in a statement. “We simply cannot afford to subsidize NPR, or any other organization that is not doing an essential government service. The government must learn to live within its means.”