Big Bird makes more money than Mitt Romney, but is still on the government dole.
In the aftermath of getting massacred in last night’s debate, both President Obama and the corrupt media are trying to salvage a little something by taking issue with Governor Mitt Romney’s promise to end taxpayer funding of PBS. At a campaign rally today, Obama The Bald-Faced Liar said of Romney, “He’s going to get rid of regulations on Wall Street, but he’ll crack down on Sesame Street.” (Romney is not going “to get rid of” Wall Street regulations.)
As if that wasn’t bad enough, CNN’s execrable Carol Costello attempted to pretend the debate would eventually become all about the fallout over taking Big Bird off the taxpayer teat.
Naturally, though, the very same corrupt media and failed president currently demanding “specifics” from Romney have absolutely no desire to talk specifics about how much of our grand children’s money we’re borrowing from China to subsidize television shows, many of them left-wing.
Well, here’s the price tag per the “Daily Mail“:
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting receives about $450million from Congress each year. About $280million goes to PBS and the local stations.
Federal funding makes up about 12 per cent of the PBS budget.
So in the face of trillion dollar annual deficits and an overall debt that will likely hit $20 trillion should Obama the Bald-Faced Liar win reelection, we the taxpayers are tossing away a cool half-billion a year at this junk.
Now comes the real numbers — the numbers the media will never reveal because they’re absolutely infuriating.
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
I guess that’s Obama’s idea of “economic patriotism.”
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