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:
— PBS (@PBS) March 16, 2017
We’ve seen this kind of circle of publicly-funded life before:
— Mark Noonan (@Mark_E_Noonan) March 18, 2017
It can be dizzying.
Why am I paying for this political advocacy? https://t.co/g2zwTThZ2S
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 18, 2017
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) March 18, 2017
Join me in support of taxing the poor for the producers of Downton Abbey. https://t.co/xlqPKbIMCq
— (C)ody Penn-Dent (@codypd) March 18, 2017
PBS is using tax dollars to run a campaign to keep getting tax dollars. We are being duped. https://t.co/W0kpUdLhYU
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) March 18, 2017
Using taxpayer dollars to lobby for the continued flow of taxpayer dollars isn’t exclusive to PBS either.