Letter to the Editor: Big Bird or drones
BY Larry C. Hicks, Tulsa
Sunday, October 14, 2012
10/14/12 at 3:21 AM
In the presidential debate, Mitt Romney mentioned the $445 million saved by withdrawing funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (and consequently Big Bird).
Boy, could America ever make good use of such freed-up money. According to a 2010 Government Accountability Office report, a single RQ-4A drone such as deployed in the skies over the two Stans costs the taxpayer $176 million.
Just think. By canceling Big Bird we could almost pay for three more drones to protect us from evil.
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Big Bird arrives for the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
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