'Puppet March' planned in D.C. to defend PBS funding

Oct 17, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: USA Today

More than 1,000 puppeteers and public broadcasting supporters have signed on for a march on the National Mall in Washington three days before the election.

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#1 Oct 17, 2012
I thought Romney wanted to Americans to have jobs.

Since: Nov 08

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#2 Oct 17, 2012
They don't need my tax dollars to exist. I am overtaxed now. And I wish I had their income stream. It's a crime to pay for PBS. Why don't they return their huge profits to the taxpayer if we fund them. It doesn't make sense. Romney is absolutely 100% correct? Obama is wrong-headed.
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#3 Oct 17, 2012
The incredibly huge bequests and marketing income of PBS (a government created corporation) should be income to benefit the people of America. All their wealth should be confiscated and applied to the national debt, instead of allowing it to continue to expand its core Socialist and deviant ideologies worldwide.
Gravediggers

United States

#4 Oct 17, 2012
Defending the million dollar puppet enterprise.

Talk about the Big Bird instead of DEpendence on foreign energy, high cost of gas, high cost of food, high UNemployment, division in America

and the article is about Big Bird!!!!!

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#5 Oct 17, 2012
PayThat CEO wrote:
I thought Romney wanted to Americans to have jobs.
Since Big Bird is worth a half a billion.......they should survive without uncle sugar.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#6 Oct 17, 2012
Romney 50%, Obama 46% Among Likely Voters
Obama down sharply among men, college grads, and Southern voters vs. 2008

by Lydia SaadPRINCETON, NJ -- Half of likely voters now prefer Mitt Romney for president and 46% back President Barack Obama in Gallup interviewing through Monday.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#7 Oct 17, 2012
I bet these puppets are going to vote for obama too.
U issso booteafool

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#8 Oct 17, 2012
PayThat CEO wrote:
I thought Romney wanted to Americans to have jobs.
the foundation or PBS can"t creat jobs!!!;-0000h, shoulda PBS buying Gov Bond!!!;-000000
U issso booteafool

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#9 Oct 17, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
I bet these puppets are going to vote for obama too.
dat is funnnne;-000
U issso booteafool

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#10 Oct 17, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
They don't need my tax dollars to exist. I am overtaxed now. And I wish I had their income stream. It's a crime to pay for PBS. Why don't they return their huge profits to the taxpayer if we fund them. It doesn't make sense. Romney is absolutely 100% correct? Obama is wrong-headed.
Bush tax cut is not enought!! PBS need yo gift of CherryTea!!;-000
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#13 Oct 17, 2012

1 min ago

Its The IDIOT 47%!...Too much time on their hands..not working,Full of Food stamps,Living off the backs of tax payers, the Park Bench Dwellers,Monkey Faces,Gays,and Illegal Frito Banditios .have time for this INSANITY!

Its time The Big Bird gets PLUCKED!...Stuffed and Roasted.....Save that money to feed the Food Stamp Phoneys

BIG BIRD is a mulit million dollar business...they MAKE BIG MONEY..and do not pay taxes...

I was unaware of the exorbitant salaries of executives and top employees of federally subsidized broadcast networks. In a 2011 op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, pointed out that PBS President Paula Kerger earned more than $600,000 a year. "Kevin Klose, president emeritus of NPR ... received more than $1.2 million in compensation, according to the tax forms the nonprofit filed in 2009,"

Actor Caroll Spinney, who plays Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, was paid more than $314,000 last year.

BIG BIRD MADE $314,000 a year!...What did you make??

These Bastards Living on our backs are the one percenters themselves...What Bull Shit!!...PLUCK THE FXXK!!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Richmond, VA

#15 Oct 17, 2012


A PUPPET MARCH explains Obama PERFECTLY!



He's been nothing but a Puppet for his Banksters and other Campaign Donors since DAY 1.



Obama is Pure Filth!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Richmond, VA

#16 Oct 17, 2012
PayThat CEO wrote:
I thought Romney wanted to Americans to have jobs.


Not too bright, eh?

Cutting the subsidy we pay them does not hurt the Multi-Million Dollar CORPORATION of put them out of Work. Sesame Street makes MILLIONS in Profits.


Think brother! Think!




“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Richmond, VA

#17 Oct 17, 2012



The CORPORATION for Public Broadcasting Makes MILLIONS a year in Profits and they Pay their people in excess of $300,000 a Year!

Part of that is YOUR TAX MONEY!



I'm sorry but those bastards don't need our Money.


KILL THE SUBSIDY. We're Broke!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Richmond, VA

#18 Oct 17, 2012
Big Bird's a one-percenter: Inside Sesame Street's tax return

Elections 2012
October 4, 2012
By: Victor Medina

Critics have pounced on Gov. Mitt Romney's debate statement that he will cut funding to PBS, even though he says he likes Big Bird. Democrats have tried to characterize his anti-Muppet statement as cold and heartless, but a 2011 tax return reveals Big Bird made enough money last year to put himself in the one percent earnings bracket.

The 2011 IRS 990 form for Sesame Workshop (formerly the Children's Television Workshop), the producers of Sesame Street, revealed that they received $7,968,918 in government grants last year. That sounds like a hefty amount, but the 990 also revealed that Sesame Workshop received $44,984,003 in royalties last year, which includes sales of Sesame Street brand merchandise like "Tickle Me Elmo" dolls. That means Big Bird made five times in merchandise sales than what he received in government grants.

An even closer look at Sesame Workshop's finances shows the government funding Romney wants to cut is only a small part of their budget and may not be necessary at all. In 2011, Sesame Workshop received $31,555,192 in grants and donations last year apart from the U.S. government. They also raised over $2 million in additional funds from various fundraising events. In all, Sesame Workshop raised almost $34 million in private funds for Sesame Street, aside from government grants.

In addition, Sesame Workshop brought in almost $30 million in revenue from content distribution and media production. In total, Sesame Workshop brought in over $122 million in revenue, not including government grants. On their website, Sesame Workshop claims corporate, foundation, and government support make up 35% of their budget. Realistically, however, government funding only accounts for just over 6% of their budget.




http://www.examiner.com/article/big-bird-s-a-...
Syrian

New London, CT

#21 Oct 17, 2012
PBS is more liberal and pro-Democrat than MSNBC is!!
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#22 Oct 17, 2012
ROmney bringing up a big yellow chicken in a presidential debate shows he needs to get another binder full of birds - the feathered variety!
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#23 Oct 17, 2012
PayThat CEO wrote:
I thought Romney wanted to Americans to have jobs.
ROmney wants to offshore/outsource Big Bird to China!?
Billy Ringo

Rohnert Park, CA

#24 Oct 17, 2012
Supreme Court Refuses To Block Early Voting In Ohio.

.... bye Etchy .........
Billy Ringo

Rohnert Park, CA

#26 Oct 17, 2012
before he leaves, I hope Etchy releases all those binders full of women.

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