Mitt Romney the fearless vulture capitalist boldly stated during the first debate that if elected he will take out Big Bird.
I guess it’s reasonable for him to want to counter the macho credentials the Obama administration acquired in the bin Laden raid but I think they’re setting the bar a bit low.
If Obama were to announce US intentions to put a man on the far side of the moon would Romney counter by sending a limo to La Jolla for foie gras?
His target? Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and its high value figurehead Big Bird.
CPB is hardly a major item in the budget. ($445.2 million for FY 2012)
The elimination of this half billion dollar investment in public broadcasting would reduce the $1.5 trillion federal budget deficit by less than 3 ten-thousandths of one percent, while having a profoundly negative effect on local communities. (more…)