Not if this angry American can prevent it!
I try to refrain from expressing my political views on Latinowood because, for one, Bel Hernandez my Latin Heat publisher respects fair and balanced journalism. I nod and ruminate over the ones who understand its true meaning over at Faux News (sarcasm vented and duly noted). And, second, I like to focus on Latino celebrities and their projects… OK I also like a good chisme (gossip) just enough to entice our readers’ curiosity.
However, when I heard that the republican presidential candidate had made a promise to ax out precious funding for PBS, well that hit a nerve. Bel would have to tie me up and gag me until after the elections to shut me up about this one!
Public television is America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world – all at the cost of about $1 per person per year. – PBS Online Message about Federal Funding
It is also one of the few family friendly programming sources in the world today. The GOP candidate heralded PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger’s worst nightmare. Here is what Romney said to Fortune Magazine in its interview on August 15th, 2012:
Fortune: You’ve promised to cap government spending at 20% of the GDP. Specifically where will you cut?
Mitt Romney: There are three major areas I have focused on for reduction in spending. These are in many cases reductions which become larger and larger over time. So first there are programs I would eliminate. Obamacare being one of them but also various subsidy programs — the Amtrak subsidy, the PBS subsidy, the subsidy for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities. Some of these things, like those endowment efforts and PBS I very much appreciate and like what they do in many cases, but I just think they have to stand on their own rather than receiving money borrowed from other countries, as our government does on their behalf.
How many millions of Americans have also picked up their phone to support and purchase music concerts and specials like An Evening With Smokey Robinson!; Andrea Bocelli, One Night in Central Park; Billy Joel LIve at Shea Stadium; and David Foster: Hit Man! Currently, there is a live concert (http://viceo.pbs.org/video/2264495679) on the introduction of American singer/songwriter Nathan Pacheco singing his new single “Avatoar” — listen to it and then tell me you are not affected! PBS says Pacheco:
Join me and Latinowood in stopping this man from becoming our next American President. He just doesn’t care about America’s true treasures, it’s people, or any company that is not in league with his wealthy Wall Street banks and corporations. PBS the non-profit organization does not have any off shore accounts to fall back on. Does their very small dependency on Government funding produce a wealth of goodness in our society and economy? Yes! And, they are dependent on us… their intelligent, thoughtful and educational programs enrich our lives.