Maybe the GOP will finally get to kill Big Bird after all

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Just a few years after Mitt Romney threatened Big Bird with his life, Donald Trump is offering to finish the job.

Trump’s newly proposed budget will rip away all federal funding for public broadcasting. In the budget, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which funds both PBS and NPR, is on the chopping block, as are other arts organization like the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

As has been pointed out many times, the CPB’s portion of the federal budget — around $445 million — is an incredibly small percentage (about one one-hundredth of a percent) of the entire budget. And while the cut would have an effect on PBS and NPR budgets, those aren’t where the most drastic cuts would be felt. …

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Via: Mashable: Entertainment

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