The center piece of Obama’s campaign and the current negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” has been the President’s declaration of war against those making more than $250,000 per year. President Obama has consistently demanded that those “super rich” making more than $250,000 were not pulling their own weight and new taxes are needed to “make things fair.” News has emerged in the past few days that one of those not pulling his weight for the country is Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer that plays Big Bird on Sesame Street who has been pulling in between $315,000 and $350,000 for the past half-dozen years. (Big Bird)
When Governor Romney made a passing mention that one of the areas where the national budget could be tightened was PBS, the Obama campaign immediately pounced on this statement and created an incredibly stupid series of ads about Romney “killing” Big Bird. Ironically, most of the national media ignored the beginning of the Benghazi scandal but EVERY media outlet covered the “murder” of Big Bird. During the campaign Obama spokesman Joe Psaki attacked Romney’s statements against Big Bird as virtually un-American.
“When Mitt Romney was given the opportunity to lay out his plans for bringing down the deficit, he gave the same answer he has given dozens of times on the campaign trail, which was to cut funding for Big Bird,” said Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki.”If that doesn’t point out the lack of seriousness with his deficit reduction plan, I am not sure what does. The ad is an opportunity to highlight that.” (Psaki)
Now it turns out that Obama has Big Bird right in the cross-hairs of the super rich that have been causing all of America’s problems. If President Obama has his way, he will be imposing new taxes on this Icon that has avoided “pulling his weight” all of these years.