Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted:

Cutting PBS support (0.012% of budget) to help balance the Federal budget is like deleting text files to make room on your 500Gig hard drive.

OK. Let's look at the inconvenient facts in this analogy that Tyson, a known statist, would prefer to ignore:

1. The federal budget is full of stuff, like public broadcasting, that the government has no Constitutional business funding.

2. If your hard drive is full of small stuff that you can't keep track of and can't manage, you may be better just formatting the whole thing.

3. The federal budget spends money that it doesn't have. If your hard drive fills up, you have to go buy a new one to store more stuff. You can't keep asking your friends to give you hard drives to fill up ad nauseum.