Late last night, while watching television, I saw the infamous Big Bird commercial by the Obama campaign. I find it rather incredible that the Obama campaign feels this is a winning issue. After the Vice-Presidential debate, team Romney is running ads about fiscal discipline and team Obama is still pushing Big Bird.
I am also incredulous that some fools on social media think it is a good idea to hold a million muppet march on November 3, three days before the election. Are they not aware Big Bird is richer than Mitt Romney?
Shows like Sesame Street are multi-million dollar enterprises capable of thriving in the private market. According to the 990 tax form all nonprofits are required to file, Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell received $956,513 — nearly a million dollars — in compensation in 2008. And, from 2003 to 2006, “Sesame Street” made more than $211 million from toy and consumer product sales.
Now, I understand the greater argument regarding the government providing funding for PBS, but the fact that people are using a “one percenter” like Big Bird as their symbol is hilarious.
Besides, with all the critical problems in the country; do people really thinking funding PBS is anywhere near the top of the list regarding important issues?