Wednesday, January 09, 2008

And it is the government's job to pay for people to watch TV WHY???

I disagree with the federal government's decision to make analog TV a thing of the past. I disagree even more with spending our tax dollars on the purchasing of converter boxes for people to use to watch TV. This is NOT a function of the government and it is an illegal use of our tax money. Nobody ever reads the Constitution any more, apparently.

From The N&O. Click on the link for the full story.
Millions of older and disabled Americans in nursing and adult-care homes are excluded from a government program that helps people convert their TV sets to receive a new digital signal next year.

The reason? A federal program that pays for digital converter boxes for older televisions -- necessary when all TV broadcasting goes digital early next year -- specifically requires recipients to live in a "household" as recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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