Every Day Is A Sunny Day On Sesame Street When You’re Making $50 Million Per Year On Merchandise Licensing Alone

Just a reminder of a story that we brought you more than a year and a half ago in light of people jumping all over Mitt Romney for his mention of Big Bird during the debate last night.  According to IRS 990 tax forms for the years 2003 through 2006, “Sesame Street” reported earnings of  more than $211 million from merchandise licensing alone, an average of more than $50 million per year from toys, books, DVDs, stuffed animals, Pampers diapers, and yes, even a large theme park just north of Philadelphia that is run by Busch Gardens.  It’s time to get Big Bird off of corporate welfare since, as one headline puts it, he’s richer than Romney.