Do people actually think Big Bird won’t exist without a subsidy?

As most people know by now, it wasn’t the weak economy, the unemployment rate, inflation or other awful policies of President Barack Obama’s administration that dominated the people’s attention in last week’s debate, but rather Sesame Street’s Big Bird.

It befuddles me how hebetudinous some of the electorate really is and how indifferent they seem to be to the ever growing problems of the United States economy.  Hopefully the article below gives people some clarity as to what would actually happen if Big Bird were no longer subsidized by the taxpayer.

Oh well, one can only shake his or head and realize this is just another facet of the government that the American people think is crucial to a number of issues, such as a child’s education, an adult’s entertainment or to the culture of the country.

“The Big Bird is a profitable item, certainly even more than before the character made its way onto the national debate stage in front of more than 60 million people. If one ever heads over to a toy store, such as Toys ‘R’ Us, you will notice Big Bird dolls, USB flash drives, Halloween costumes, Christmas ornaments, cameras, books and much, much more. Indeed, he is a lucrative personality.

“Children can still enjoy Big Bird and another television network will still have the character teaching children how to spell and count. Why would a company not want the leading Sesame Street character to star on one of their shows?

“Speaking hypothetically for a moment, though. Let’s say a private enterprise chooses not to hire Big Bird and the federal government stops funding PBS altogether. There are a few things to consider.”

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