Sad and Broke Big Bird
On Wednesday, October 4th, 2012, during the first presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama when the topic of how to reduce or stop wasteful financial spending came up.
In response to the questioned topic, Romney stated that despite him loving the Big Bird from the Sesame Street, he was going to cease the funding for the children-friendly channel; PBS, which features the Big Bird and his group on the Sesame Street. The reason for the stoppage of the funding is because Romney feels that PBS is not important enough to receive some of the budget allocations and that started a discussion about the children’s show.
The statement from Romney prompted a television commercial showing the Big Bird sitting on the steps with few children, holding up a sign that says “Will work for food,” looking sad and broke.
Despite making that announcement, Romney insisted that he loves the Big Bird but stood by his decision for what will happen should he be elected President of the United States in November.
In an ironic twist, the monetary cut for PBS could also mean that the presidential debate moderator, Jim Lehrer, will be out of a job as he currently works for PBS.