With nerves rattling about President Trump’s proposed budget, a couple days ago Politico asked if Big Bird could “survive Trump” (we’re pretty sure he can, especially because Sesame Street is now on HBO).

PBS now has a campaign to convince Americans to contact their members of Congress and urge them not to end taxpayer funding:

We’ve seen this kind of circle of publicly-funded life before:

It can be dizzying.

Using taxpayer dollars to lobby for the continued flow of taxpayer dollars isn’t exclusive to PBS either.