What more can I add? President Obama’s proposed budget would increase funding to public broadcasters. Seriously.
Obama pledged in his State of the Union speech to freeze discretionary spending for five years. However, CPB [Corporation for Public Broadcasting] general programming grants rise from $430 million in the current fiscal year (2011) to $445 million in 2012.
Obama’s budget, released Monday morning, keeps that appropriation in place through 2014.
This is his idea of being responsible and living within our means.
In related news, the New York Times is spinning Obama’s budget as a “path to rein in spending.” It’s not even an editorial. And Paul Ryan said the budget proposal would be worse than doing nothing. Ryan’s right.