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Big Bird's Big Money

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hawkeye
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"Big Bird makes more money than Mitt Romney, but is still on the government dole. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting receives about $450million from Congress each year. About $280million goes to PBS and the local stations. Federal funding makes up about 12 per cent of the PBS budget. Shows like Sesame Street are multi-million dollar enterprises capable of thriving in the private market. According to the 990 tax form all nonprofits are required to file, Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell received $956,513 -- nearly a million dollars -- in compensation in 2008. And, from 2003 to 2006, "Sesame Street" made more than $211 million from toy and consumer product sales. If you break that down, it works out to over $50 million a year "Sesame Street" is taking in from all that merchandising. Yep, that one-percenter Big Bird makes about four times what Mitt Romney does annually and yet Barack Obama still wants you and I to still carry his freight" http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/10/04/Big-Bird-Richer-Than-Romney
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