Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Wilson Continues to Vote for Limited Spending by Defunding NPR

Mar 17, 2011
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House voted to eliminate funding the National Public Radio (NPR) with taxpayers’ dollars:

“At a time where technology has allowed for news information to become widely available by numerous resources and outlets, there is no justification to have the American taxpayer subsidize NPR. Recently, top executives at NPR have admitted the public radio network does not need federal backing to run its operation. Continuing to subsidize NPR with taxpayer funding after the network admits it can do just fine on its own does not make sense when the national debt stands at over $14 trillion.

NPR is no different from other media outlets and should be competing just the same. I supported the vote to defund NPR and will continue to seek ways to limit the spending of our federal government.”