I don't know what needs cut and what needs kept, but I took Romney's statement as he would look at PBS (along with many things) and, if necessary, cut funds. To me it was just an example. There are a lot of things out there we all love and don't want to lose, but if the money isn't there, the money isn't there. I really don't think Big Bird is going anywhere, and to me it isn't the "big" issue everyone has made it out to be.
One theory the unemployment rate dropped so much is because in reality the unemployed are still there, they have just given up looking. Jack Welch told Anderson Cooper last night he questions the new unemployment numbers wondering how they could have dropped that much that fast. I'm not sure who to believe on this one.