Obscene Salaries Uncovered at NPR

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    call your Reps. and ask them to DEFUND these people....NOW.

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    March 03, 2011

    Obscene Salaries Uncovered at NPR

    By Jim DeMint



    ...The executives at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which distributes the taxpayer money allocated for public broadcasting to other stations, are also generously compensated. According to CPB's 2009 tax forms, President and CEO Patricia de Stacy Harrison received $298,884 in reportable compensation and another $70,630 in other compensation from the organization and related organizations that year. That's practically a pittance compared to Kevin Klose, president emeritus of NPR, who received more than $1.2 million in compensation, according to the tax forms the nonprofit filed in 2009.

    Today's media landscape is a thriving one with few barriers to entry and many competitors, unlike when CPB was created in 1967. In 2011, Americans have thousands of news, entertainment and educational programs to choose from that are available on countless television, radio and Web outlets.

    Despite how accessible media has become to Americans over the years, funding for CPB has grown considerably. In 2001, the federal government appropriated $340 million for CPB. Last year it got $420 million. As Congress considers ways to close the $14 trillion deficit, cutting funding for the CPB has even been proposed by President Obama's bipartisan deficit reduction commission. Instead, Mr. Obama wants to increase CPB's funding to $451 million in his latest budget.

    Meanwhile, highly successful, brand-name public programs like Sesame Street make millions on their own. "Sesame Street," for example, made more than $211 million from toy and consumer product sales from 2003-2006. Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell received $956,513 in compensation in 2008. With earnings like that, Big Bird doesn't need the taxpayers to help him compete against the Nickleodeon cable channel's Dora the Explorer.

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    When you make your living by sucking from the government teat, you want to get all the milk you can swallow... Same principal here. However, in the light of the government's eyes, they are not a problem because they are not "fat cats" raping the public on Wall Street.
     
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    this is what you are PAYING FOR PEOPLE..they are USING the money AGAINST YOU.

     
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    I loved how NPR CEO Vivian Schiller first claimed government contributions to NPR were negligible and then later said defunding public broadcasting would be devestating. We should defund NPR just because the CEO is a liar.
     
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    A bird that big would feed a lot of people. Good idea.
     
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    the obscene salaries are the ones paid to congress and the others...
     
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    When you go to work do you want to make as much money as you can? I do? Can you really blame them for getting all they can while they can? I'm sure there are days when you say to yourself, "I can't believe I'm getting paid for this?" Why do peole always complain about other people salaries?
     
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    You may want to check your facts. Or rather lack of facts.
     
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    It's one thing to be paid a high salary by a private individual or company and quite another to expect the taxpayers to foot that kind of bill.
     

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