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Public Statements

Prohibiting Federal Funding of National Public Radio

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Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. LARSON of Connecticut. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlelady. I wish her a happy St. Patrick's Day.

Mr. Speaker, there is a pattern here. Americans are seeing through what amounts to an ideological purge.

In Wisconsin, under the guise of dealing with the deficit, they are taking away collective bargaining rights.

In Washington, under the guise of dealing with the deficit, they are cutting Planned Parenthood and taking away women's rights.

Under the guise of dealing with the deficit, they are planning to privatize Social Security and voucher Medicare, as if they had anything to do with causing the deficit and the problem we are in.

And under the guise of saving taxpayers' dollars, what they are doing is silencing NPR, not because it saves money, but because it is not on the same ideological frequency of the extreme right.

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