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Big bird "actor" part of 1%?

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I told you all this on day one! The big bird controversy is just another non issue used by Obama to cover his dismal and disgraceful record. He will lose the election 273 to 265. Mark my words,

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The excuses will be along momentarily.

Excuses for what?

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I don't think Big Bird is outraged. In fact, if seems the big guy is none to happy about being made a political football.

 

CBS News

 

But the paly rough ball in Chi-town. No exceptions. Not even for Big Bird. I expect the boys in the Fedoras will be paying the big yellow feather duster a viisit any day now. You know, to community organize him.

 

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Excuses for what?

 

Why we need to keep borrowing money to fund something that obviously is doing quite well on its own.

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Big Bird is an actor and not real? Oh no.:)

 

...and this distinction is important for the OP's case?

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Why we need to keep borrowing money to fund something that obviously is doing quite well on its own.

 

So borrowing trillions to fund defense spending and tax cuts we don't need is not as bad as borrowing millions to fund PBS which actually gives us a decent return on value? This is why I can't vote republican...

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So borrowing trillions to fund defense spending and tax cuts we don't need is not as bad as borrowing millions to fund PBS which actually gives us a decent return on value? This is why I can't vote republican...

 

Reminds me of the Lou Dobbs math bit in The Daily Show the other night...

 

Jon Stewart nails it again-Chop Shop

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So borrowing trillions to fund defense spending and tax cuts we don't need is not as bad as borrowing millions to fund PBS which actually gives us a decent return on value? This is why I can't vote republican...

 

Uhhh… National defense is one of those things the federal government was invented to do. Subsidizing a big yellow bird is not. One may quibble about how much is enough (and rightly so, IMHO), but there should be no question where the taxpayer‘s money is supposed to go and where it is not supposed to go. National defense, yes. Bird that looks like big yellow feather duster, no.

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Uhhh… National defense is one of those things the federal government was invented to do. Subsidizing a big yellow bird is not. One may quibble about how much is enough (and rightly so, IMHO), but there should be no question where the taxpayer‘s money is supposed to go and where it is not supposed to go. National defense, yes. Bird that looks like big yellow feather duster, no.

 

Show me where in the Constitution does it say Defense contractors should get a blank check from taxpayers? Explain why Defense spending needs to increase every year.

 

No one is arguing against Defense spending. I'm just questioning why republicans think it should go up every year no matter the circumstances...

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...and this distinction is important for the OP's case?
Yea you got it, that was the point of the article,lol.

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Yea you got it, that was the point of the article,lol.

 

Indeed it was. FWIW, I was reading another thread (both on the subject of Big Bird) at the same time and made my quote to the wrong thread starter. My apologies. :)

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http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2012/10/actor-who-created-big-bird-makes-about-314000-year/57774/

 

Way too funny and pretty much smacks the face of all the poor Big Bird outrage from obamaites:rolleyes:.

 

You realize this isn't about the actor or Big Bird, but rather about Romney saying he would defund PBS, right? The whole Big Bird thing came about as a sort of rallying cry against Romney's plan.

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That explains why he wants Obama to drop his name from the ads!:P

 

It has nothing to do with the actor. Sesame Street obviously has nothing to gain by getting political, so they refrain from having their "talent" used in any sort of political way.

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So borrowing trillions to fund defense spending and tax cuts we don't need is not as bad as borrowing millions to fund PBS which actually gives us a decent return on value? This is why I can't vote republican...

 

What the hell are you talking about. Give everyone agency and department a haircut. Across the board.

 

And tax cuts are not expenditures. And I want tax reform, not cuts or increases. Reform is the only meaningful way to go. The rest is chit.

 

Democrats will agrue, oh, it's a small program and has benefits, never mind they rake in hundreds of millions.

 

This is debt by a thousand cuts. Keep adding up all the trivial BS spending across the board in government and shazamm, you're talking about real money that comes from somewhere. That's why I can't vote for a democrat.

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No one is arguing against Defense spending. I'm just questioning why republicans think it should go up every year no matter the circumstances...

 

Republicans and Democrats.

 

So how much fraud and waste did the Obama administration stop in the defense spending - not much.

 

Do you think that the Defense industry only contributes to Republican campaigns or only lobby with Republicans?

 

I don't understand how you give a pass to Democrats (What improvements did they make when they had both houses for two years and last 3+years under Obama's leadership). They are just as bad as Republicans. They might not advocate Defense industry, but advocate some other industry.

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What the hell are you talking about.

 

The Romney/Ryan budget. Both men see no waste at all in defense spending and want to increase it by 2 trillion no matter the circumstances...

 

Give everyone agency and department a haircut. Across the board.

 

 

Which candidate is proposing that?

 

And tax cuts are not expenditures.

 

That's your opinion. The bottomline is, if we're spending more than we're bringing in via revenue, we have to borrow more to pay our bills.

 

Democrats will agrue, oh, it's a small program and has benefits, never mind they rake in hundreds of millions.

 

We're not going to solve our problems by cutting things like PBS while increasing defense spending and cutting taxes. That's the kind of fiscal insanity that we experienced under eight years of Bush.

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