My Thursday column seeks the spirit of Mr. Fred Rogers to set Mitt Romney straight about PBS and corporate welfare.
It wouldn’t be a presidential election year if the Republican nominee didn’t threaten to cut funding to several “liberal” institutions that rely upon federal money: Amtrak, PBS, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Yesterday, Mitt Romney did exactly that.
Like Medicare and Social Security, Republicans have been trying to kill PBS since the Nixon administration. You might have seen the inspiring Senate address by Fred Rogers in defense of PBS programming. Take some time to watch it and come back.
Okay, so we can only wish that Mr. Rogers was alive today to speak the same words to Mitt Romney. Of course the speech would probably fall upon deaf ears and Romney would likely begin to eat Mr. Rogers’ medicine for fuel — because robots are strong. Continue reading here.