Family Research Council

Government Puppets in Good Hands with Obama


By Tony Perkins
April 12, 2013

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The government's got the world on a string--at least when it comes to puppet programs. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. The President says America doesn't have money for White House tours--but apparently, it has plenty of money for puppets. Breitbart's Wynton Hall crunched the numbers and found that these dummies have cost taxpayers more than $1.1 million in the last four years. White House tours, on the other hand, cost just $18,000 a week. Still, the government's had its hands in all kinds of puppet-based research. In 2010, the National Science Foundation spent $199,000 on a grant for "Efficient Control and Transmission of Digital Puppetry." In 2009, $358,000 tax dollars went to automated marionettes at Northwestern University--that's 19 weeks of White House tours! It all comes down to priorities. If the priority were really saving money, the President would be taking a hard look at the government's waste, not closing the people's house. Until then, taxpayers are the real puppets--to Obama's agenda!

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