Wednesday, July 6, 2011
VPR: Bernie Sander's taxpayer funded radio station
VPR is at it again...as it is nearly every day. Today, they had a "story" about Sanders support for "raising revenue"--a Democrat talking point for raising taxes dutifully parroted by VPR. Sanders stated we needed to have "shared sacrifice" --another talking point for raising taxes on the "rich", who pay far more than their fair share of taxes than other segments of the population. Sanders of course was not talking about the 49% of Americans who pay no income tax at all--and VPR would never ever question Sanders' hypocrisy on that issue. Instead it also quoted a "professor", who of course praised Sanders. And of course there is absolutely no opposing view broadcast by VPR. Sanders bashed Republicans, but VPR would never ever ask any Republican to rebut Sanders. VPR does not even consider asking Pat McDonald, Vermont Republican Chair, for comment. When Sanders wants to promote himself, all he needs to do is call up VPR. Taxpayers should not be funding this station.