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Taxpayers Foot The Bill; Big Bird Cleans Up The Profits
| October 06, 2012
Posted on 10/06/2012 6:17:40 AM PDT by Snuph
Big Bird may be on welfare, but he's cleaning up big with merchandising profits:
Shows like Sesame Street are multi-million dollar enterprises capable of thriving in the private market. According to the 990 tax form all nonprofits are required to file, Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell received $956,513 -- nearly a million dollars -- in compensation in 2008. And, from 2003 to 2006, "Sesame Street" made more than $211 million from toy and consumer product sales. That works out to around $50 million a year in profits. In the end, it's the U.S. taxpayer that loses. It's time Big Bird is weened from the public teat.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bigbird; debate; welfare
Why do the taxpayers pay 99% of the expenses of this private for profit enterprise? Because they are "of the right mind" of course. They can be counted on to help carry the progressive lies to the most impressionable portion of the American populace. Fascism 101 "brain wash them young" it is much easier.
posted on 10/06/2012 6:17:46 AM PDT
Big Bird is a welfare queen.
posted on 10/06/2012 6:22:36 AM PDT
(My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
Big bird is old enough to pay taxes and can afford it..all pbs has been doing is making liberals rich..they are milking the system.
posted on 10/06/2012 6:24:17 AM PDT
Not much different than Planned Parenthood. Why the subsidy?
posted on 10/06/2012 6:30:52 AM PDT
("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
PBS....No commercials.....Big whoop....But I gotta pay to make that up. Romney is absolutely right.
posted on 10/06/2012 6:31:00 AM PDT
It is high time for ALL non profits to be forcefully weaned.
They will bawl for a while like weaned calves, but once they realize it is over, they will be just fine, and maybe those of us forced to support our enemies for years, just may recover as well.
posted on 10/06/2012 6:38:25 AM PDT
PBS Does have commercials now, more than network TV does.
posted on 10/06/2012 6:52:26 AM PDT
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Big bird is old enough to pay taxes and can afford it
Big Bird is almost old enough for regular colonoscopies and prostate screenings.
posted on 10/06/2012 7:59:22 AM PDT
(Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
I've been waiting for someone with "street cred" to be in the White House since Reagan and Mitt Romney, with "25 years in business" and a record as a turn around specialist, has more than enough for the battle at hand.
When he starts talking about and hopefully making budget cuts and explains why, the usual people will hate him, but with Romney they'll have someone able to argue the numbers, not just duck and cover and go fetal against their "feelings" and class warfare attacks like we usually see.
We have a critical need for that education.
If the rumors are true, he has the character and integrity to not be divisive and maybe can pull us together a bit and back away from the edge we're about to go over.
posted on 10/06/2012 8:09:24 AM PDT
(The line is drawn, two choices left: We must pull back from the line or be forced to cross it.)
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