Remember when the extremist Tea Party Senator DeMint was pushing for legislation to defund public broadcasting like PBS and NPR in March 2011?
It appears Mitt Romney was repeating Tea Party rhetoric when he stated yesterday he wanted to "kill Big Bird" via PBS.
So why is Mitt Romney repeating old Tea Party ideas that didn't pass in 2011? The Tea Party idea failed miserably, and the public made it very clear they like PBS and NPR.
Why would Romney want to cut programs that help poor families and children here at home in our nation, but be hell bent in increasing defense spending by trillions of dollars? There is something terribly sick and wrong about the money we waste bombing other countries instead of investing more of it here in our homeland and helping poor families and American children.
Last night, Romney proved he is willing to continue being an empty zinger-filled warmonger while promoting the slashing of programs that have helped American families (or the 99 percent).
Ironically enough, these same Tea Party people who 'claim' to be for small government are in support of millions and millions of dollars in foreign aid and war. In addition to the cool billion we give in foreign aid, we see Republican Mitt Romney wanting to spike our defense spending by $2.1 trillion. According to CNN Money, ".... compared to the Pentagon's current budget, Romney's plan would lead to $2.1 trillion in additional spending over the next ten years, according to an analysis conducted by Travis Sharp, a budget expert at the Center for a New American Security."
Now let's imagine for a moment a situation where there are no starving children in our own country?
Why are people hurting in our own country?
Why do we see the hungry in our land of the free?
Shouldn't we harness those taxpayer dollars, tell the foreign countries that we need to pause in giving them financial aid for at least a year until we get ourselves out of the rut?
What about the military defense budget? Republicans love war even though they claim to be Christian compassionate types, but why can't we slash the military defense budget for at least one year? Aircraft fuel and bombs are expensive so why can't we put that on hold until we help ourselves out for a year?
Warmongering while cutting child education programs does not make sense right now.
In my view there should never be ONE child living in the United States that should go to bed hungry, and we should encourage children education programs.
Imagine for a moment the trillion dollars we spend on war and foreign aid and applying that money to Americans for a year.
Do the math.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are approximately 311,591,917 people living in the United States, and with the trillions we spend in foreign aid combined with war, imagine a lot of relief that would be given to our own here in the United States.
Below are images that are blowing up social networks and the Internet with regard to Romney's Big Bird comment.