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The Only Puppet In America On Welfare Is Multi-Millionaire Big Bird

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Like any entitled welfare addict, if you want to hear some squealing from Big Bird, all you have to do is hint that after decades of being on the government dole, maybe it's time to get off the taxpayer teat and take care of yourself.

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Cam V (417)
Friday October 5, 2012, 4:39 pm
Like any entitled welfare addict, if you want to hear some squealing from Big Bird, all you have to do is hint that after decades of being on the government dole, maybe it's time to get off the taxpayer teat and take care of yourself.

Heaven forbid.

After all, it's hard out here for a puppet that takes in a cool $50 million a year off of merchandising alone.

QUESTION: Why are taxpayers buried in $16 trillion in debt subsidizing a puppet richer than Mitt Romney?

ANSWER: That's racist.

Yesterday, however, it was okay to ask that question. Big Bird's creators even assured us they wouldn’t comment on the politics of it all:

'We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization,' the message read. 'We do not comment on campaigns, but we’re happy we can all agree that everyone likes Big Bird!'

And later they even told us that they don't our steenkin' tax dollars:

Sherrie Westin, executive VP and chief marketing officer of the Workshop, told CNN's Soledad O'Brien Thursday. But when they always try to tout out Big Bird, and say we're going to kill Big Bird – that is actually misleading, because Sesame Street will be here."

But that was yesterday.

A lot's changed since yesterday.

Not only did President Obama decide to make Big Bird another one of his campaign wedge issues, but overnight polls tightened considerably in OH, VA, and FL. This means that Big Bird's social workers at PBS got Barack's back today by howling like the spoiled, entitled welfare queens they really are:

“Governor Romney does not understand the value the American people place on public broadcasting and the outstanding return on investment the system delivers to our nation,” it said. “Elimination of funding would have virtually no impact on the nation’s debt. Yet the loss to the American public would be devastating.

Did you get that -- "Devastating."

Evil Romney's killing Big Bird! He's murdering Big Bird!

But devastating to who exactly -- a Bird that takes in a cool $50 million a year?

Here's the math: Big Bird makes at least $50 million a year and yet our government is still borrowing somewhere around a half Billion dollars of our grandchildren's money from China every year to fund Big Bird's sugar daddy, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Is there some sort of affirmative action program I'm unaware of, where puppets that only make $50 million per year are subsidized by the taxpayers to ensure they make the same "fair share" as, say, the Muppets?

And how do the Muppets feel about being discriminated against -- being forced to make it out there without taxpayer help in the big bad free market? Cartoon characters like "The Simpsons" must be wondering why they're not enjoying all that corporate welfare.

Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny and American Dad must be furious to see the money they work so hard to make taken by the government and redistributed to loafers like Big Bird to make them "equally wealthy."

What a racket.

Jae A (316)
Friday October 5, 2012, 6:33 pm
I really don't want you to leave care2 Cam...I mean if you did who would take your place as the leader of the group that's the most unlike in the whole united states..teabaggers. for which the teabaggers postings on here are perfect examples of just why that my opinion.

Jae A (316)
Friday October 5, 2012, 6:38 pm
As for the words on the pic above ...sounds like something that Reagan likely said to Wall Street which he backed with tax dollars instead of crimal charges and regulations ....which would have been the rigth thing to do at the time..which proved to be even more disastorious by the end of 2008.

Cam V (417)
Friday October 5, 2012, 10:15 pm
Leave? Now why would I do that Jae? There is still too much work to do in order to try and help save your Republic! Big Bird is the richest puppet in the world. He does not need the money and due to mass hysteria Obama may well become the second richest puppet courtesy of the American people. He will have lots of time to check it all out once Nov. is over with and he is given his pink slip.

Our governments should not be involved in media. PERIOD! It lends too many opportunites to promote propaganda and that is what PBS has become - just another propaganda arm of the Democrats. NPR as well. We have the choice to turn it on or off but as citizens who do not all support one politcal view or another we should not have to see our tax dollars go towards supporting any manner of thinking.

Jae A (316)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 1:46 am
I said I really didn't want to see you leave Cam as I think you and your group of teabaggers are the prefect example of what's wrong with America...Our government should not be involved in religion either , yet tax dolllars go for so called 'faith based funds' ....via.....a Republican...aka ...Dubya Bush administration. I sure as hell can't even turn that off if I tried...Where's you G.D. outrage about that Cam ? You pick and choose what government , Americas, not Canadas want funded like the typical hyprocrit that teabaggers are so famous for doing...and you try and convience people that's ok ? You aren't saving anything out to destroy our system by supporting the fascist take over of our system by Corporations.....We don't need Republicans in our system as there are too many opportunites to promote propagada and to steal from public funds if you want to get down to what we don't need..seeing as how you know more about that than Americans do your opinion apparently..

I heard about that pink slip from you the last'd that work out for the racist , fear morngers..and hate driven people of the Repbulcian and teabagger party Cam ??? As for that worry of PBS influencing thing obvious that you aren't aware of what the vast majority of Americans know...that extremist rightwing don't think for themselves so I'm guessing that way they are against those that do...they might absorb some art/culture and general education if they were to watch PBS and ruin their that it Cam ?
Yes we'll see...after the election alright...just as we did the last one...and the Repbulcian party has the teabaggers and their looney ways for wanting to destory everything about our Republic, except what they feel fit...such as the Corporate welfare...Many of us recall that failure and pink slip hour after the last election you are a nice daily reminder of it and why the Republicans failed due to yuur favorite candidate,the worthless lazy bimbo $arah Hollywood wanna be Palin. THis time you have a power point version of her in Lyin' Ryan and the biggest outsourcer of jobs there can be , the Mormon Mitt Romney. Talk about pink slips.....they're prime targets for those just as poor McCain and that bimbo teabagger $arah....IMO.

Well it's been swell bantering but I must find another of you insanitea threads to carry on the bantering....

Cam V (417)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 1:42 pm
I keep asking you if you are actually assigned to me Jae. We must quit meeting like this.

Government should not be involved in the media aside from fairness regulations. Something that your country could do with.

V.S. M (0)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 3:39 pm
This article is stupid.

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 3:45 pm
Me thinks, Ol' Romney, feeling a little desperate there, is trying to appeal to the child within, (sub conscious mind) to distract the conscious mind from the conscious facts. Big Bird calls out the child in all of us. "Come out and play". Facts and figures are for the conscious mind. The body, including the voting fingers are in the domain of the child within (subconscious mind). Romney usually isn't that smart!

Subconscious mind has a lot of power on how our bodies and our fingers work. Little Mitt is going to hold Big Bird's hand in all future debates. Then the little Tom, Suzie, Sarah and Jane, (women may swing the votes) the children within, friends with Big Bird, will, Little Mitt, hopes, guide the voting fingers. Pretty clever, huh?

Now that bit about taking Big Bird's allowance away is very reassuring. Romney LIES. Even when the truth would be better and easier, Romney LIES. Big Bird's allowance is safe.

Sigh..........what does that have to do with JOBS?

cecily w (0)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 4:21 pm
I don't watch Big Bird now because my kids are in their 50s and long gone. BUT I watch Nature and Nova without fail. PBS is a treasure for all age groups. It opens our minds and keeps us current. It should continue to be subsidized.

Cam V (417)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 4:49 pm
PBS is well able to finance itself now without government money cecily.

Brenda M (2)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 7:38 pm
The article seems to suggest that Big Bird should fund PBS all by himself. Is Big Bird then the only millionaire who is told how to spend his money? That his success is a bad thing, and he must therefore share the wealth? No other millionaire is told his success means having to support a public corporation single handedly. This is a very strange position to take for someone who seems to believe in capitalism and free enterprise.

Cam V (417)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 10:29 pm
Nope but your government should not be involved in the media. It would appear unlike here you do not have standards expected of your media. Like fairness in reporting for a start.

Carol D (346)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 12:30 am
.Our government should not be involved in religion either , yet tax dolllars go for so called 'faith based funds' .

Our government should not provide assistance to Planned Parenthood who murders innocent children yet tax dollars support it!

Big Bird has enough money to take care of his own show!! he has bookoo money from selling all the Big Bird gadgets!!
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