At William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri on March 13, 2012 prior to the Missouri presidential primary (video by Jerry Schmidt):
[@5:50] Mitt Romney (r): ….three, three rules. Number one, I’m going to look at every program and ask, is this program so essential it’s worth borrowing money from China to pay for it. And if it doesn’t pass that test I’m getting rid of it. So, Obamacare, goodbye, subsidies for Amtrak and for Planned Parenthood, those things, goodbye. Even PBS. I like, look, I like PBS, I gotta be honest, I like PBS, but we, we borrow money so that PBS doesn’t have to show advertising to our kids. Well, Big Bird’s gonna have to get used to Kellogg’s corn flakes ’cause we’re gonna have to have advertising or bigger donations….
Good nutrition? Not likely. The big food corporations will cut ads on PBS and Sesame Street for Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs if they get half a chance.
Gee, at the debate Mitt Romney didn’t mention Amtrak or Planned Parenthood in the same breath as Big Bird. Or did he? Must be the Todd Akin (r) thing.
Previously: Mitt Romney Speaks to Rally at William Jewel College (March 14, 2012)
Mitt Romney (r): ….What things would I cut from spending? Well, first of all, I will eliminate all programs by this test, if they don’t pass it, is the program so critical it’s worth borrowing money from China to pay for it? And if not, I’ll get rid of it. Obamacare’s on my list. I apologize, Mr. President. I use that term with all respect, by the way.
President Obama: I like it.
Mitt Romney (r): Good. Okay, good. So I’ll get rid of that. I’m sorry, Jim, I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m going to stop other things. I like PBS, I love Big Bird. Actually like you, too. But I’m not going to, I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for. That’s number one….
Via Sarah Burris.
“…I like Big Bird…”
No you don’t.
Michael Bersin @MBersin
@J_Hancock Yeah, but Romney wants Big Bird to work as the canary in the coal mine. 8:30 PM – 3 Oct 12