We have to stop thinking in terms of Sesame Street being in danger. It's PBS they willfully want to nickle and dime for various political reasons. The government gives a pittance of tax payer money to PBS. Not funding them is not going to make us all millionaires and take away from our tax payments. We'll still pay the same amount of taxes, it'll just go to something the right loves to fund. Their pork. PBS literally gets less than a hay penny a person. Even NASA gets next to nothing from us collectively. Cutting funding for PBS is a cheap political stunt. We're not going to be completely out of debt if we get rid of it. We won't even make a dent in the interest compounded over the course of a day if our money went there. We're in huge financial trouble, not because of a tiny sliver of tax payer money going to public broadcasting (which still makes its money from corporate sponsorship, just not nearly enough). We're in financial trouble because we went to war 2 times and cut our taxes 3 times during. Every single Republican governor during that period slashed budgets unwisely to afford local tax cuts, none of which any of us could share in. The crap hit the fan, every single state was deeply in the red, all to give rich guys more money than they need. And things were cut to make room for that. The only thing NOT on the table is taking those historically generous tax cuts and corporate welfare away, especially at a time of record profits. So the budget cuts, once again, come off of our backs. Now, i could say a LOT about Romney, he's a empty corporate suit that's running on a "Our crap don't stink" ticket, but he RUINED the state's economy. His insanely poorly cut budget forced government employees to have to take furloughs (also known as "beware, you're about to be fired") and left us heavily in debt. There are bad decisions under him we're still reeling from. He pretty much left the state to campaign for the 2008 primary, all the while badmouthing the very same state that elected him. I mean, even if you look past the fact that every story he tells to humanize him more ends in hundreds of people getting fired, and that everything he says sounds like it comes out of the mouth of Mr. Burns, he's a freaking terrible leader. I take it back... he's not even an empty suit. He's that pile of money with googly eyes on the Geico commercials. but hey, we're entitled and selfish as a country to elect a robber baron who will most likely sell us to China. If there's one thing he's good at, he's selling poor people out and feathering his nest with the profits.