Sesame Street. Obviously, right? How many kids born after 1969 learned how to read and count with the help of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie?
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Yes, Fred Rogers taught kids how to be courteous and honest and helpful. He also taught us how to be good citizens. But, one of…
And now, allow me to counter with an argument on why PBS doesn’t matter.
Before everyone gets up in arms about that, let me clarify that I’m not saying that the programming on PBS doesn’t matter. I’m saying that the funding of PBS doesn’t matter in the concept of what was being discussed at the debate. This isn’t a plan to balance a budget. The funding for PBS from the federal government is one one-hundredth of one percent of the budget. That’s one percent of one percent. Cutting that funding to help with the budget is like going to the grocery store, getting up to the register with $100 worth of groceries and handing the cashier a penny. I fully grasp the concept of “every bit helps”, but using something relatively insignificant as an example of how you will solve a problem you claim to be the one to fix shows a fundamental lack of understanding or a desire to give an easy answer for a sound bite when you really don’t have an answer.
Note: This post should not be seen as an endorsement of any candidate(s). It is simply me complaining about the stupidity of political rhetoric.