Kudos to Mitt Romney. He got everyone talking about Sesame Street for a bit. At last week’s debate, Romney told moderator Jim Lehrer that he would eliminate federal spending on public television and radio. “I like PBS. I love Big Bird. Actually, I like you too,” he joked. “But I’m not going keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for.”
As many liberals were quick to retort, this isn’t a particularly bold plan to cut the federal deficit. Public television and radio stations like PBS and NPR got just $445 million from the government in 2012—or about 0.014 percent of the federal budget. If Romney is intent on cutting spending, he’ll need bigger and better examples. Read the entire story at Washington Post.