Big bird,what is the big bird?

China
October 8, 2012 9:25am CST
When the last debate,Romney mentioned the big bird.But I don't kown what is the big bird? Who can tell me???
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• United States
8 Oct 12
Big Bird, along with Elmo, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, and Bert & Ernie, is a character on Sesame Street....a long running program on PBS that people love. I watched it when I was a kid and my parents watched it when they were kids. My kids watch it. He wants to cut out PBS, which is a public educational network that is federally funded and he wants to do away with it. PBS accounts for less than 1% of the nation's budget but he would rather take away Big Bird and Barney from kids and impose higher taxes on the middle class instead of on millionaires and big business. I hope he doesn't win. I can't stand that man.
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• China
8 Oct 12
Thanks!I know some of the big bird~
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@stealthy (8188)
• United States
8 Oct 12
Actually most of PBS funding does not come from the federal government but from other sources. Romney is only talking about the subsidy from the government. PBS and Big Bird and his cohorts would survive quite well without the government money because they would have no problem getting other sponsors for Sesame Street. There are a lot of programs on PBS that are made in other countries so why should our government pay for the other countries TV productions and actors even with the share that is tax payer money.
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• United States
9 Oct 12
Regardless, Romney is still an idiot. I'm still not voting for him. And he was still an idiot for even bringing that to the table. Someone needs to take his voice box and throw it in a garbage disposal.
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@riyauro (6428)
• India
8 Oct 12
heard for the first time and that relating to politics. cool. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
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• China
8 Oct 12
Politics is a wonderful thing!
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
11 Oct 12
I was caught off guard too on this one, I thought Mit refer to Jim as a 'big bird' when he pointed his finger at him during the debate, he definitely doesn't look like one.
• China
12 Oct 12
I agree~
@clrumfelt (5428)
• United States
10 Oct 12
Big Bird is a giant yellow canary on a children's TV program called Sesame Street. Romney mentioned him when he was talking about cutting out unnecessary spending to bring down our national deficit because Sesame Street is aired on a publicly funded station. Personally I don't think Big Bird would miss the funding. He already makes $126 million a year.
• China
10 Oct 12
Thank you!
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