Stop Funding Domestic Propaganda in the United States!
Educate Yourselves on US Administration’s FY 2013 Budget Requests:
In 1948 the US Government enacted the Smith-Mundt Act which protected Americans from being exposed to US Propaganda Machine, which is under federal civilian authority direction of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Recently in the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act, a quietly passed law under the fog of the highly publicized Zimmerman Trial – now states that YES – Americans need this propaganda, stating that it provides for transparency.
So what does this cost taxpayers? Did you even know this department existed? The FY 2013 Budget Request for the Broadcasting Board of Governors asked for over $721.1M in federal funding. The DOMESTIC Propaganda that will be stateside is under a section of the program entitled: VOICE OF AMERICA and will cost over $120.1M.
I suggest (strongly) that you take a look at the link: http://www.bbg.gov/wp-content/media/2012/02/FY-2013-BBG-Congressional-Budget-Request-FINAL-2-9-12-Small.pdf
….Contact your Congressman and let them know: WE DO NOT SUPPORT OUR TAX DOLLARS BEING USED TO SPREAD DOMESTIC PROPAGANDA. PERIOD.