Mitt Romney says he'd cut funding for PBS, and public broadcasting is a frequent target of budget hawks. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (which includes support for PBS) received $445 million from the government for 2012. What do you think?
Cut the subsidy. It's not essential spending, and if the public values the programming, it should pick up the slack. [156 votes] (50%)
Keep it. Public broadcasting contributes to the public good with news and educational programming unburdened by profit motives. [155 votes] (50%)