You'll never win the "feds are not authorized to fund them" argument. Elected officials are authorized. And, until The Supreme Court decides the funding of PBS and NPR is unconstitutional then the funding is "authorized". Whether or not you or anyone else agrees with what Congress does is another matter. Futhermore - your "rebutal" that my opening statement is "irrelevant" is incorrect because that statement merely reflects what Romney stated in the debate. Next time, try not to pick nits.