I grew up watching Sesame Street and a host of PBS broadcasts. My era saw America's pockets fatter, able to fight a Cold War with the USSR; a hot police conflict in Vietnam and put several astronaut crews on the moon too boot!
Fast forward to 2012 and America may have to ask Big Bird and company to fend for themselves. The economic vacuum from a lengthy recession; two conflicts and Big Business lack of confidence in the current Administration add up to cutting PBS budget.
Defenders note PBS funding is only 0.012% of the federal budget or $430 million dollars a year. I'd add it's $430 million dollars spent on what some feel is exclusively liberal content.
Such a perceived monopoly makes PBS and its flagship character a tempting target. Perhaps that's why candidate Romney, invoking long term Republican concern, told moderator Jim Lehrer at his first presidential debate:.
“I’m sorry, Jim, I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m going to stop other things. I like PBS, I love Big Bird,” said Romney. “[But] I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for.”
Regrettably, Big Bird has gone from innocent childhood icon to symbol of " Gimme All Your Money! " liberalism where Obamanomics never touches entitlements but hits tax payers instead.
While I'm glad Big Bird is getting extra exercise on the picket line I'll be even gladder when he hits the fundraising circuit.
I'm confident grateful Americans will donate to make up whatever cuts a Romney administration may and I stress may, make.
HINT TO BIG BIRD & COMPANY: Hatch some broadcast eggs and unveil a sparkling new slate of Center Right programming in time for future president-elect Romney's debut in DC.
You'd be surprised what a little " fair and balanced " additions could do for your chances at budget time.
Big Bird, you're part of my childhood sense of wonder and purity.
I know you will be funded one way or another to delight future generations of American children.
Nice try Big Bird- I didn't know you were a Democrat ( LOL ) !
CAP BLACK, THE HOOD CONSERVATIVE
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