Skip to comments.Mitt Romney: I stand with Big Bird (Real Romney petition-not satire)BARF
Posted on 10/04/2012 6:27:49 PM PDT by barmag25
Big Bird isn't just a big, yellow bird. Every day, millions of children -- including my two sons and my daughter -- tune in to PBS. What they get is programming that teaches them. They learn their letters and numbers, yes. But they also learn about character. About treating one another with dignity and kindness. They learn that it's OK to be different, and to stand up for their friends.
Governor Romney says he likes Big Bird, but he's going to cut PBS anyway. PBS accounts for about 1/100th of 1% (.0012%) of the Federal Budget. It provides high quality educational content for children. It provides important news and information for adults. Cutting PBS won't help solve the budget deficit, but it will contribute to a character and education deficit. It will contribute to a cultural deficit as important news and information programs are taken off the air. It will rob us of some of our most cherished programs and sources of information.
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“Hey, Big Bird makes more than I do. He clearly doesn’t understand the problems of average, American children.”
I walk to the post office every day. Sure driving down there isn’t going to break me but it all ads up.
Big Bird et al get MILLIONS in profits. Let THEM support the liberal NPR.
The fact that it is a miniscule fraction of the federal budget has NOTHING to do with the fact that the expenditure is Anti-Constitutional.
Sheesh! These people must think it’s possible to be a little bit pregnant, too.
It’s almost as if, people think NOTHING can survive without government assistance.
Give people a CHANCE to support Big Bird. Maybe, they will.
I was interviewed today on local tv and the clip they showed was me saying that we shouldn’t be borrowing money from China to fund PBS......
wow- so if we get rid of PBS the education system in this nation will go down the crapper??? i mean further down the crapper than it already is despite the gozillions we already spend on education?? got it...
Geez. These people have never been to a toy store. Big Bird and Elmo and the rest have been merchandized for years and have earned enough money to produce 100 Sesame Streets once a day for the next 1,000 years. But the producers of that program, which taxpayers have subsidized and paid to develop, kept the merchandizing rights to those characters for themselves. Taxpayers haven’t gotten a dime back, ever, on their enormous, decades-long investment.
I read on another thread that Big Bird gets $50 Mil a year in profits. They don’t need our money.
Emotion over substance. Liberals love it.
Sesame receives NO government funding. They said so on CNN today. Big Bird is a 1%er
Big Bird is for gay marriage and hates Chick Fil A. I stand with free enterprise.
It's amazing that none of them seem to realize this is no longer the 1960s, and that there are multiple, privately-held, and arguably better media that cater to elementary and pre-school age children of all learning abilities.
Exactly. There’s all kinda crap out there with his face on it, but if the gov’t pulls their teeny share of money, he will be fired? Leftist, please!!