Here's why you, and you ilk, annoy me so:
In 2012, PBS/NPR was subsidized about 450m. Is that 1.1 trillion? No. Is 450m a significant amount of money? Yes, yes it is.
And I'm sure that there are many, many other programs that can be cut/reduced. If you "only" get to 1B, that's a fine start. And, if it's like PBS, cutting it will have no impact on the economy.
Yet people like you say "It's only 450m. That doesn't cut the deficiit in half tomorrow." Which, if you can't tell, I find to be a moronic attitude.