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Michael Ramirez

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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    Yeah right.

  2. SusanCraig

    SusanCraig said, almost 4 years ago

    what Romney would ‘save’ by eliminating funding for PBS would be gobbled up by the military in about a minute

  3. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, almost 4 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    http://www.politifact.com/new-hampshire/statements/2012/oct/09/barack-obama/obama-says-romney-wants-fire-big-bird/
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    Politifact has officially declared the whole Big Bird flap to be dead in the water; Sesame Street takes so much money from licenses, royalties, and corporate donations that they don’t need federal money, something that the production company itself has been trying to tell the general public.
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    They’ve even gone so far as to request that people not bring the show up in regards to discussions concerning federal funding for PBS.

  4. blackash

    blackash said, almost 4 years ago

    Big Bird and the company that owns him (the Jim Henson family) make millions each year. They don’t need any government subsidy.

    A million here and a million there and before you know it you’re talking real money. Paraphrasing Everett Dirksen.

  5. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s disgusting the number of people who pretend to be intelligent who can’t seem to distinguish between a character (Big Bird), a TV show (Sesame Street), the company that produces the show (Sesame Workshop – formerly The Children’s Television Workshop), and the network that carries the show (PBS). When Romney suggests defunding PBS he suggests removing an entire television network that provides commercial free programming to the entire nation.

    Now I understand that Republicans consider NASCAR, MMA, and reality TV the highest form of entertainment, but some of us find programs such as PBS Newshour, Washington Week, and Masterpiece Theatre somewhat more enlightening.

  6. msgreymare

    msgreymare said, almost 4 years ago

    The true unemployment figure is much higher than 7.8%.
    And PBS seems to hold fundraisers every year, anyway, let them do that more often if they really need more money to survive.

  7. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 4 years ago

    stopping taxpayer subsidies to PBS is not the same as stopping PBS broadcasts, it merely changes the funding sources….and Romney only gave Big Bird as one in numerous examples of stopping government funds for the multitudes of things that are unconstitutional for the feds to fund.
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    Separate Private enterprises from Government funding in the annual federal budget! Check the Constitution for what government is authorized to fund.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 4 years ago

    @blackash

    You know what, I’ll buy that. In these times it would be good for the government to reassess what actually needs federal funds, and where waste can be identified and removed for savings.
    But then I turn my eyes towards the billions we spend on defense every year, and I wonder how many millions could be wrung out of it just by reprioritizing and finding waste. “NO!” some scream at me. Apparently, while everything else the government does is a waste of money and should be cut, the military squeezes every thin dime it gets, and should in fact be given a blank check to do whatever it pleases- and questioning this makes me a traitor to my country, a terrorist sympathizer, and someone who wants to see our troops die.
    It seems that, to many of those who want to run the government like a business, war is a loss-leader.

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    @PlainBill

    How much do you enjoy those shows Bill? Are you willing to say send them 10 bucks a month for the privilege? Or are you willing to sit through a few commercials to keep them on the air? Would you patronize the vendors advertizing?

    Take a look at the list of sponsors for NPR.

    www.npr.org/about/aboutnpr/annualreports/NPRSponsorsDonors08.pdf

    And as you watch your programs don’t for get to look at the sponsor list at the beginning and end of each program.

    But you manage to denigrate a majority of people in this country well with your ludicrous comments about what suffices as entrainment. I for one never watch any of your suggested venues. However there are many people who enjoy it.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    Ok chilly other then Big Bird voting what here is wrong. Give an example come on you can do it, I know you can?

  11. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    This cartoon is totally backwards.

  12. Machado

    Machado GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    BINGO! Finally found the one guy who listens to Bill Moyers! …LOL

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    Sorry but the U.S military Budget is only around 900 billion this year that does not justify the over spending. If you add pensions, healthcare, welfare alone you far surpass the military. So instead of forcing the military to make cuts lets cut at least as much from other areas.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Let’s cut subsidies to “Liberty University” and Lockheed Martin. Both get more tax $$ than PBS, and PBS doesn’t promote religion, or war profiteering.

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