If you think all this talk about Big Bird is ridiculous, you are missing the point.
the entire US federal payment to public broadcasting is only one hundredth of one percent of the US annual budget. Hey, Obama was not the guy who raised the topic in the first debate, Romney brought it up, as the way he would slash the federal budget to end the deficit!! only, at the same time, Romney wants to gradually increase the US military budget from 600 billion per year to around 800 billion per year.
Just to put it in perspective, it takes the defense department 6 hours to spend an amount of $ equal to what the Feds spend on PBS annually.
hey, if you want to zero out the federal line item for public broadcasting, fine. you are not going to kill PBS that way, because educated Americans will reach deeper into their pockets and donate more. But you are pretending that you can balance the budget by adding trillions on one side and removing a few billions from the other side. yeah, you want to reduce taxes for the rich even Lower than they already are, and rapidly increase spending on the military for a war that is not on the horizon when we are already spending about the same amount as all the other nations of the world together spend on armies and weapons. Oh yeah, I almost forgot- you also are going to sharply reduce tax exemptions to make up for the revenue lost in those tax cuts, and Congress is going to eagerly do exactly what you ask them to do????
that ain't gonna fly, no matter how much you lie.