Monday, October 8, 2012

"Big Bird" Richer Than Romney

Now, there's a silly jokes in the liberal media about Romney "killing" Big Bird.  As you recall, Romney mentioned in his first debate that the Government's $450 million per year subsidy to Corporation for Public Broadcasting is on his hit list.

It turns out that Sesame Street hardly needs any help anyway.   From John Nolte at Breitbart,
According to Senator Jim DeMint, 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.
If you break that down, it works out to over $50 million a year "Sesame Street" is taking in from all that merchandising.
Yep, that one-percenter Big Bird makes about four times what Mitt Romney does annually and yet Barack Obama still wants you and I to still carry his freight
PBS and CPR Cuts are "Low Hanging Fruit" For Cuts
If you can't cut or reduce the proposed $450 million budget for the Corp. for Public Broadcasting, then you'll never be able to cut anything. We don't have the money! That million dollar salary for the CEO sounds too generous for a non-profit organization. It's a cheap shot, but PBS news tends to support Liberal politics not unlike most other networks.

A Billion Here And A Billion There.  Soon you're talking about real money!
$450 million is not a trivial expense. As a comparison, I believe that $450 million is what Obama is looking to give to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. I question that spending too now they are reviving the lovely Sharia practice of crucifying and beheading people and terrorizing Coptic Christians. Why would we be supporting them?  We need to think already about regime change once again, now that we threw Mubarak "under the bus."  We don't look too smart now. But I digress.  We're also looking to give $2.2 billion to Pakistan too. In return for what exactly? But my main point is that we don't have the money plain and simple for any of this.  We have to "get real."  Reality is a harsh place I know.

The $450 million CPR subsidy should be cut or reduced and the same for subsidies to the terrorists in Egypt and Pakistan. There, that totals nearly $3 Billion in cuts. That leaves "only" $1,197,000,000,000 left to cut just to balance the budget!

We'll never get there!  It's never going to happen, especially if we can't even "get real" about even the CPR and PBS.

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