Reason Obama gives money to PBS & Big Bird & not vet funerals is because they have something in common. Yellow stripe down their backs. POS
— ⭐Sir Joe Guybee⭐ (@JGuybee) October 9, 2013
While the families of five fallen troops wait to hear if they’ll be able to attend the funerals due to the government shutdown, 2012 campaign staple Big Bird and his friends at Public Broadcasting were counting $445 million in taxpayer money, granted the first day of the government shutdown.
CNS News reports:
On the first day of the “shutdown” of the federal government, when members of the U.S. Senate were going to the well of their house to point out that the shutdown would prevent the National Institutes of Health from starting clinical trials for cancer patients and others facing possibly terminal illnesses, the administration was giving $445,000,000 to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to the Daily Treasury Statement.
That means PBS NewsHour, National Public Radio and Sesame Street got a taxpayer subsidy during the shutdown, but not would-be cancer patients at the NIH.
http://t.co/ImIn7Q7dWA So Big Bird beats Vets and cancer patients?
— Molly Van (@mmvan) October 8, 2013
— Cali-Gal MAGA ?? (@rbostick12) October 9, 2013
— Just Josh (@aguyfulloftweet) October 8, 2013
@MightyMouse1682 pretty fucked up, right? Big Bird has funding… we should be good as a nation…
— Just Josh (@aguyfulloftweet) October 9, 2013