Let's get real and prioritize here people. Obama and his so-called "progressive" comrades have borrowed Trillions of dollars (that your kids and grandkids will have to repay) to fund such absurdities as Solyndra and Guns for Gangsters (Fast and Furious), and we are in debt up to our eyeballs. The Sesame Street empire can fund itself. We are not only broke, we are deep in debt. We cannot afford to borrow and spend more on "niceties" like big bird.
No more "turtle tunnels", no more Solyndras, no more "investments" in pie-in-the-sky liberal fantasies. We're broke. We have to cut out these feel-good boondoggles. We just can't afford them any more. We have to cut back to the essentials and get out of debt in order to survive as a nation.