Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, about 4 years ago

    Get rid of the things that make us a beacon to the world, keep the things that will make us third world.

  2. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 4 years ago

    The man cannot accept that government can do one single thing right. Why does he want to be president? I find public broadcasting to be the most informative place on the dial, and the only place I can actually hear rational conservatives, since they’re largely barred from the clown-show stations. The idea that we can cut $400 million from public broadcasting as one of only two ideas of how to pay for $7 trillion in new deficit spending is laughable. (That the other idea — eliminating Obamacare — would actually COST $100 billion — only goes to prove how lacking in seriousness Romeny/Ryan are.)

  3. SusanCraig

    SusanCraig said, about 4 years ago

    the amount Romney would ‘save’ by eliminating PBS would be sucked up by the military in about 2 minutes

  4. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 4 years ago

    Oh, They have plans on eliminating other things, They just won’t talk about them. Medicare, Medicaid, ACA. EPA, USDA, etc. Just like Bush got rid of FEMA….. and then Katrina hit.

  5. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 4 years ago
    Politifact has rated the whole “Romney hates Big Bird” rhetoric as “pants on fire”.
    Sesame Street takes in so much money from license fees, royalties, and corporate donations that even the production company itself admits that it would survive without federal funding.
    As such, they’d much rather that Obama & co. leave them out of any debates concerning federal funding for PBS.

  6. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 4 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    Big bird may survive, but what about the rest of of PBS? Sesame Street is just a small part of the programming.

  7. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 4 years ago


    There’s actually precedent for older PBS shows airing on other networks: Liberty’s Kids and The Busy World of Richard Scarry have been airing off-and-on as part of This.TV’s kids’ lineup since 2009.
    I’m thinking that if PBS was smart, they’d get with the local affiliates responsible for producing certain shows & the creative talent behind said shows to work out plans for licensing and syndication. Even if a show is no longer airing on PBS, they might still be able to make money by licensing the episodes out to another network.

  8. iharr1

    iharr1 said, about 4 years ago

    That’s not what he meant!

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    ^One of my most hilarious memories of law enforcement had to do with our Rambler station wagon “patrol car”, but it’s a long story involving arresting a naked junkie and a large crowd of “innocent bystanders”.

    Regarding PBS however, and many other programs that affect “innocent bystanders” the real issue isn’t the bird Romney is flipping the public, but all the “Miss Piggys” supporting him.

  10. TheIronMouse

    TheIronMouse said, about 4 years ago

    I think this is funny. The point of it is that its sad that Romney can’t give us any real details on how he going to save money but the only one he can nail down is PBS which is chump change. Its the act of picking on something so minor and make it look like its going to help the deficit (which it won’t). What Romney did was unethical and a pure publicity stunt that has backfired on him. The Democrats should of not brought it in on the adds even though they are for supporting a insitution that is about as unbiased and educational then anything else out there. Latest debates I have been reading, the GOP people are even saying it was tasteless what he did. First time I have seen Dems and GOP agree on something.

  11. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, about 4 years ago

    This cartoon has been done by others, last week. Why so slow on the uptake Benson ?

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    ^Why give money to a corporation that doesn’t need it? You mean like Exxon, Halliburton, et al?

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago


    ‘Latest debates I have been reading, the GOP people are even saying it was tasteless what he did.’
    Yeah, it was tasteless and Willard has many, many other faults and character flaws, including cowardice.
    But Republicans/Fox “News” viewers don’t care, they only hate Obama.
    They would elect someone who would tie his dog to the top of a car for 12 hours rather than Obama.

  14. rwgate

    rwgate said, about 4 years ago

    It was the Republicans who cut 40% out of the security budget of the State Department. Clinton objected to the cuts. In addition, a consulate, as opposed to an embassy, gets two Marine security guards, whose job is to protect the records, not the personnel. All over the world, our embassies and consulates are protected by the military and police forces of the country they are in.

  15. readerlady

    readerlady said, about 4 years ago

    What you all don’t realize (even Mitt) is that Sesame Street gets all its funding from all those Elmo lunchboxes and Big Bird sweatshirts that China makes for you. Cutting PBS will do nothing to cut Big Bird.

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