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(Daily Mail)   Big Bird's salary? $314,000. Looks like President Obama wants to tax him more. Is Obama more concerned with Sesame Street characters than Wall Street?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 24
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2012-10-11 08:18:23 AM
7 votes:
Last time I looked, Sesame street didn't collapse the US economy.
2012-10-11 03:29:42 PM
3 votes:
Wow, yeah that's where our money is being wasted...
Damn you Big Bird!
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2012-10-11 03:39:28 PM
2 votes:
I love how people associate Big Bird, who is owned by Jim Henson Productions and Sesame Workshop, with PBS, which is a separately-owned television station that airs Sesame Street episodes.

PBS doesn't own Sesame Street. The only reason why these stupid talking points are being used is because some out-of-touch multimillionaire associated PBS' public funding with Big Bird because he probably has no idea who actually owns the rights to Big Bird and the rest of the Sesame Street characters.

It's beyond stupid that this is even being talked about when we have drone assassinations, recent flareups in the middle east, police departments becoming militarized, rising corporate profits and executive pay with stagnant or falling worker wages, Fukushima belching out tens of thousands of gallons of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean every day, expanded federal powers via the Patriot Act's extension/expansion and NDAA's indefinite detention language, no actual criminals on Wall St. being charged or arrested while thousands of protesters have been beaten and arrested for exercising their first amendment rights (and, of course, the continued wiping of the proverbial ass with the Constitution by the executive branch)...

Hell, the debate over whether Honey farking Boo Boo is exploitation or legitimate reality entertainment has more going for it than this Big Bird shiat.
2012-10-11 08:20:27 AM
2 votes:
Sesame workshop is a non-profit that pays for itself.  
 
It's so frustrating when people refuse to fact check the simplest things.
2012-10-12 01:12:48 AM
1 votes:
My god we would be at civil war right now if Romney would have used the E (elmo) word instead of Big Bird... Imagine all the children of the world taking arms.... lol.

But if you get down to it, we must tax to run the schools, welfare, and all the other things most of you 'mericans have an entitlement issues about. And no I am not the 1%. I prefer to consider myself human and no more.

You all do not want to be taxed more, but you want more benefits like welfare, food stamps, and all those things. You want all those write-offs and EIC (bullshiat free money to shut you the fark UP) on your tax returns and you don't think that GIVING all that money away is going to cost us? People need to suck it up, become creative again, and work their asses off to make this country great like it once was. IT WAS THE PEOPLE THAT MADE THIS COUNTRY GREAT NOT THE POLITICIANS. Really think about how much money our country GIVES AWAY. All the millions that we give all the itty bitty countries overseas to shut them the fark UP and do our bidding. All the money they give octomom and other "welfare moms" that "know the system". I have met many. I almost married one. Almost.

Now either shut the fark up and keep sucking government cock, move to another country, or REVOLT against the corrupt government that wastes your tax money and lies to you. And their love of money and power will keep the current ways in line. As it will with you.

So now everyone shut the fark up, because you know well that our country is too pussy anymore to perform the latter option. You all do realize that the US sold much of it's national debt to China right? So financially they pretty much own us.

Oh, and Sesame Street gets VERY LITTLE funding from PBS anyways. They get most of their money through videos, ads, and toys. Plenty of money they might add...
2012-10-11 04:24:26 PM
1 votes:
Also, you have to know your industries. In the TV industry, $314,000 per year is kinda low for a performer.

However, he is still making more money after taxes (even Obama's mythical raised ones) than you (the average Republican "hard worker") did in five years before taxes. Yet you'll gladly pay more taxes so he can pay less*. Why?

/* That is, of course, if you actually care about the deficit. But we already know you only care about it when a Democrat is in office.
2012-10-11 04:23:33 PM
1 votes:

hdhale: The US armed forces in early 1941 spent very little money on either one. We can never go back there. If war moved fast in 1941, it moves much faster now.


You would be wrong.

The US spent 2-3% of GDP on the military in 1940 - before WW2.
The US spent 2.8% of GDP on the military in the year 2000.
We are at 4% now.

And I think the 1940 military did all right. The existing US navy may have gotten sacked at Pearl, but the ships and planes that won the battles of Coral Sea and Midway were in service before the war began. So the pre-war military got us through the turning-point of the war in the Pacific.
2012-10-11 04:16:51 PM
1 votes:

newton: Wow, yeah that's where our money is being wasted...
Damn you Big Bird!
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Much of that money goes toward paying American workers in manufacturing and in the military. The real problem is after these guys go to Afghanistan and get their legs blown off, they are non-participatory or ineffective in the work force, and we have to support them for the rest of their lives.
2012-10-11 04:16:10 PM
1 votes:

rockforever: hdhale: newton: Wow, yeah that's where our money is being wasted...
Damn you Big Bird!
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Since you went there with imaginary figures...how much is your ability to sleep at night safe from the threat of terrorism, nuclear missiles, bio-chemical attacks, and such by foreign entities worth?

Bet these people wish Roosevelt had spent more on defense:


Oh and...if you knew how little of its total revenues that Sesame Street actually gets from the Federal government, you'd be drinking a nice fresh, hot cup of STFU about right now.

Take a step away from the computer, take a big breath, just calm down.

Get some help. Please, for the ones who love you.


Oh I get it, you're wrong on the facts, wrong on your opinions, so the other guy must be insane...or a Nazi, likely both.

"The $445 million appropriated by Congress for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in 2012 amounts to less than 18 percent of the estimated budget for the whole of America's system of public TV and radio. In the case of the hugely popular Sesame Workshop, for instance, less than 8 percent of the yearly budget of $170 million comes from governmental sources, with the great bulk supplied by licensing agreements that produce toys and games and stuffed animals featuring all those beloved characters." 

So Romney cuts funding to Big Bird. Big Bird has to go sign a deal with say...Wendy's..who is marketing a healthy option meal for kids that includes a toy. Big Bird is still on the air. Crisis averted.

You want to make a big deal out of Big Bird simply because you have nothing to make a big deal about. Your man Barry did a poor job. Not an impeachable offense poor job, but he got a 'D'. Time to move on. Get a better woman/man for the job next time and see you in 2016.
2012-10-11 04:04:10 PM
1 votes:
Republicans will not rest until every person who does not own a private equity firm, an oil well or sit in a CEO's chair is making less than the current minimum wage. And then they will lower the minimum wage. They are outraged that people are paid money for doing things and sometimes want more money to afford things. Like (use sneering condescension) food, housing, healthcare.
2012-10-11 03:54:50 PM
1 votes:

hdhale: Since you went there with imaginary figures...how much is your ability to sleep at night safe from the threat of terrorism, nuclear missiles, bio-chemical attacks, and such by foreign entities worth?

Bet these people wish Roosevelt had spent more on defense:

www.pearl-harbor.com


Having the largest navy in the world doesn't make a lick of difference if people are asleep at the radar set.
2012-10-11 03:54:19 PM
1 votes:

Anarchangel: The only reason why these stupid talking points are being used is because some out-of-touch multimillionaire associated PBS' public funding with Big Bird because he probably has no idea who actually owns the rights to Big Bird and the rest of the Sesame Street characters.


It does make sense.

Romney never said he would fire him or cut Big Bird's funding because he knew better. 0bama didn't because as you mentioned he is out of touch.

Multimillionaire 0bama is out-of-touch because he does not understand business and he is too busy campaigning and lying on Letterman and in front of the UN to really understand what is going on.
2012-10-11 03:48:08 PM
1 votes:

newton: Wow, yeah that's where our money is being wasted...
Damn you Big Bird!
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Since you went there with imaginary figures...how much is your ability to sleep at night safe from the threat of terrorism, nuclear missiles, bio-chemical attacks, and such by foreign entities worth?

Bet these people wish Roosevelt had spent more on defense:

www.pearl-harbor.com

Oh and...if you knew how little of its total revenues that Sesame Street actually gets from the Federal government, you'd be drinking a nice fresh, hot cup of STFU about right now.
2012-10-11 03:44:48 PM
1 votes:
I was going to say what the hell $50M/year to make Sesame Street but then when you start paying $300K for a guy in a chicken suit it starts to make sense
2012-10-11 03:40:51 PM
1 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Tax returns from PBS's Sesame Workshop show that the television show shelled out at least $314,072 for the actor behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.
That makes Caroll Spinney, who has played everyone's favorite yellow-feathered friend since 1969, a true blue member of the One Percent.

$314,072 is part of the 'one percent'?


Close, but not *QUITE*. That salary would put him in the top 3% of earners in the United States.
2012-10-11 03:35:35 PM
1 votes:
Oooh, wait, this is the part where conservatives point out that Jim Henson was really wealthy, right? Because I've never figured out why that's important. I'm glad for the guy that he made a lot of money doing what he loved. I wish everyone could be that successful. People like myself don't hate rich people. We hate rich people who are self-righteous about their wealth and think it makes them better human beings who are deserving of our adulation.

The reality is that the only thing anyone has because of wealth is money. That may sound silly, but it's true. It's what you do with that money that defines you. And when you use it to bend all the rules in your favor and burn down the economy for your own personal gain, it makes you a greedy, dangerous asshole. In other words, it makes you a Republican.
2012-10-11 03:35:02 PM
1 votes:
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7376106/79944052#c79944052" target="_blank">James!</a>:</b> <i>tenpoundsofcheese: James!: Sesame workshop is a non-profit that pays for itself.  
 
It's so frustrating when people refuse to fact check the simplest things.

This is fark and the LSM, what do you expect?

Sesame Street toys rake in over a half billion a year and royalties on toys usually runs over 8 percent.

Nevermind the royalties and fees they get from books and other licensing.


And yet Mitt Romney seems to think he can fire Big Bird.</i>

you are lying.
he never said that.
he said he likes Big Bird.
He was talking about PBS funding.
PBS != Big Bird.

Try again, but put a little bit more effort in this time.
2012-10-11 03:33:07 PM
1 votes:
Tax returns from PBS's Sesame Workshop show that the television show shelled out at least $314,072 for the actor behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.
That makes Caroll Spinney, who has played everyone's favorite yellow-feathered friend since 1969, a true blue member of the One Percent.


$314,072 is part of the 'one percent'?
2012-10-11 03:32:42 PM
1 votes:

ChipNASA: /they got the brown one right.
//it's like they can see the future.


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2012-10-11 03:28:02 PM
1 votes:
I think it was Romney that brought this up first... am I wrong?

It doesn't matter. I am not going to watch these turds debating.
2012-10-11 03:27:51 PM
1 votes:
The Sesame salary scandal...

Oh for fark's sake.
2012-10-11 10:41:01 AM
1 votes:

I_C_Weener: James!: Sesame workshop is a non-profit that pays for itself.  
 
It's so frustrating when people refuse to fact check the simplest things.


I'd love to fact check it.  But I'm lost.  Can you tell me...can you tell me how to get...how to get to Sesame Street?



1 Lincoln Plaza, NY NY.  You can get brought to there by the letters A, B, C, D or the number 1... trains.
2012-10-11 09:25:47 AM
1 votes:
psst...subby...Big Bird isn't real...
2012-10-11 08:40:49 AM
1 votes:
Subby, you're am idiot and should kill yourself.
 
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