Friday, June 10, 2005
GOP: “Pick on somebody your own size.”
Raw Story Reports:
In response to Republican efforts to reduce federal funding for children’s public television programs such as Sesame Street and Arthur, Sen. Lautenberg (D-.N.J), a grandfather of ten children, sent a message to his Republican colleagues; “Pick on somebody your own size.”
Yesterday during a hearing of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Labor/HHS/and Education, Republicans approved a measure that would drastically cut federal funding for all public broadcasting beginning next year.
“Elmo and other PBS characters are now on the right wing’s “Most Wanted” List,” said Lautenberg. “Instead of focusing on our nation’s pressing problems, they are picking on children. It’s unconscionable.”