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Remember when the extremist Tea Party Senator DeMint was pushing for legislation to defund public broadcasting like PBS and NPR in March 2011?

It appears Mitt Romney is repeating Tea Party rhetoric when he stated yesterday he wanted to "kill Big Bird" via PBS.

So why is Mitt Romney repeating old tea party ideas that didn't pass in 2011?  The Tea Party idea failed miserably, and the public made it very clear they like PBS and NPR.

Why would Romney want to cut programs that help poor families and children here at home in our Nation, but be hell bent in increasing defense spending by trillions of dollars?  There is something terribly sick and wrong about the money we waste bombing other countries instead of investing more of it here in our Homeland and helping poor families and American children.

Last night, Romney proved he is willing to continue being an empty  zinger-filled war monger while promoting the slashing of programs that have helped American families (or the 99%).

Ironically enough, these same Tea Party people who 'claim' to be for small government are in support of millions and millions of dollars in foreign aid and war.  In addition to the Billion$ we give in foreign aid, we see Republican Mitt Romney wanting to spike our defense spending  by $2.1 trillion.  According to CNN Money, "....compared to the Pentagon's current budget, Romney's plan would lead to $2.1 trillion in additional spending over the next ten years, according to an analysis conducted by Travis Sharp, a budget expert at the Center for a New American Security."

Now let's imagine for a moment a situation where there are no starving children in our own country?

Why are people hurting in our own country?  

Why do we see the hungry in our land of the free?

Shouldn't we harness those taxpayer dollars, tell the foreign countries that we need to pause in giving them aid for at least a year until we get ourselves out of the rut?

What about the military defense?  Republicans love war even though they claim to be Christian compassionate types, but why can't we slash the military defense budget for at least one year? Aircraft fuel and bombs are expensive so why can't we put that on hold until we help ourselves out for a year?

War mongering while cutting children education programs does not  make sense right now.

In my view there should never be ONE child living in the United States that should go to bed hungry, and we should encourage children education programs.

Imagine for a moment the trillion$ we spend on war and foreign aid and applying that to our Homeland issues here at home.

Do the math.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are approximately 311,591,917  people living in the United States and with the trillions we spend in foreign aid combined with war, imagine a lot of relief that would be given to our own here in the United States.

Below are images that are blowing up social networks and the internet with regard to Romney's Big Bird comment.



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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    Tinfoil Hat, Clytemnestra

    Because Tequila is stronger than Tea. The Tequila Party is a Latina-led counter movement to the Tea Party extremists.

    by Dose of Tequila on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 10:23:19 AM PDT

  •  Tea Party? (0+ / 0-)

    This idea was around waaaaay before the Tea Party. The GOP wanted to do it in 1995 after they won the house and senate and it certainly wasn't a new idea then.
    PBS better thank God they have Big Bird because without him, they would have been cut long ago.
    I'm actually in favor of it, btw. I don't see the need to fund public television in an age when anything can be put on the air.

    Language professors HATE me!

    by Zornorph on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 10:29:33 AM PDT

  •  They are for foreign aid ? (0+ / 0-)
    ...Tea Party people who 'claim' to be for small government are in support of millions and millions of dollars in foreign aid ...

    "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

    by indycam on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 10:30:02 AM PDT

  •  Sesame Street (1+ / 0-)
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    Tinfoil Hat

    Has long been seen as a threat by Republicans, not just Tea Partiers.  It teaches not only numbers and letters, but sharing, honesty, and fair play.  It shows a world where people of different races, different ages, and different abilities can all be friends.  

    And (gasp) they do some segments in Spanish!

    We do not forgive. We do not forget. The whole world is watching.

    by Tracker on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 10:52:07 AM PDT

  •  It's older than the tea party . neo cons have been (0+ / 0-)

    hot to end PBS since the 1990s

    Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

    by Clytemnestra on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 06:52:00 PM PDT

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