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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Big Bird Is On Mitt Romney's Thanksgiving Dinner Table

During the presidential debate of Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Republican candidate, Willard Mitt Romney, asserted that as President of the United States of America he would (paraphrasing here) kill Sesame Street's Big Bird in order to reduce federal spending, or as some have put it, "that though he likes PBS, he would fry Big Bird and the other muppetiers to save money."

To be precise, here is a transcript of what GOP nominee Romney told the debate moderator, PBS News Hour Host Jim Lehrer:
"I'm sorry Jim, I'm gonna stop the subsidy to PBS. I like PBS, I love Big Bird, I actually like you too, but I'm going to stop borrowing money from China to pay for things we don't need."
Articles on this story on the internet that you may find interesting reading include:
Do you agree with Willard Mitt Romney that Big Bird, the rest of the Muppets, and all of PBS should be killed off in the federal budget in order to to reduce federal spending as a means to decrease the federal deficit?


Timothy W Higgins said...

It seems incongruous that the discussion of government subsidies of PBS should always come down to Sesame Street. How can a company that makes millions in merchandising every year become the poster child for government subsidized broadcasting when with the money this franchise makes, it should look far more like corporate welfare?

PBS and NPR may well be deserving of some form of support, but putting Big Bird front and center in its efforts to gain it would seem as disingenuous as putting the tiger forward as an endangered species to get a subsidy for Esso Oil.

CWMartin said...

I guess them's the breaks of being a liberal outlet during a republican administration.