Bush's budget proposes to cut public broadcasting by 30 percent. Of course, the president for public televisions "condemned cuts in federal funding." But it is beyond me how anyone can really claim that there is a need for this funding or that it can be justified. What does public broadcasting offer that is not available elsewhere or what does it have that wouldn't be picked up if it were at all valued? Why should the people who listen to "All Things Considered" be subsidized by other normally poorer people? My only complaint is that the cut is only 30 percent.