Grab your tent, grab your stash, the movement is alive once more. You’ve heard of Occupy Wall Street. Now it’s time to take the people’s revolution straight to Big Bird. As National Review reports:
President Obama, who has railed against the “fat-cat bankers on Wall Street” and the wealthy, has been an eager defender of Big Bird and public broadcasting this week in light of Mitt Romney’s comments that he would defund it in last week’s debate. But it turns out that many of those behind Big Bird are actually members of the 1 percent.
Wait. What? The actress who plays Big Bird on TV makes $314,000 per year. And the CEO of Sesame Workshop makes $988,000. (Gasp!)
PBS got $444 million in taxpayer funding last year. Good thing Mitt Romney is taking the worker’s fight to the streets, right?
(IMAGE: Jack E. Kightlinger / National Archives)