This is all they’ve got after Mitt Romney eviscerated Obama the other night?Using Big Bird to raise money? How silly.
What did Big Bird ever do to Mitt Romney?
For two years, Republicans have been pushing this crazy idea that Public Broadcasting is the cause of all our nation’s problems. It’s ridiculous.
Let’s tell Mitt and the Republicans in Congress that their failed policies of the past caused the deficit, not PBS!
If Mitt Romney had his way, Sesame Street would be toast. And it wouldn’t solve anything.
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Seriously now, who has been pushing the notion PBS is the cause of all our problems? Maybe I’ve been out of touch or something, but except for Romney’s line Wednesday has there been some concerted effort to blame PBS for our fiscal calamity?
Romney’s not out to drive Big Bird off the air. He just doesn’t think that he rates a Washington subsidy — and he’s not alone.
President Obama’s own Simpson-Bowles deficit-reduction commission calls for ending PBS’ subsidy — some $280 million — outright. And for good reason.
PBS is now home to numerous lucrative franchises — with “Sesame Street” the most successful, having earned $211 million in merchandising sales from 2003 to 2006.
Indeed, Sesame Workshop’s total assets at the end of last year stood at more than $411 million — and its CEO is paid nearly $1 million a year.
Which certainly makes Big Bird a 1-percenter, earning far more than Mitt Romney — and paying far less in taxes, to boot.