Here’s your Congressional outrage for the day:
Congress just approved $1.5 billion for a changeover from analog cable to digital cable:
This is not to say that the federal government finds an important security asset in a wide variety of cable programming that provides topics of interest and fun for the whole family — they just want to make sure that television is available for everyone:
That’s right, Congress is giving people money to upgrade their televisions, and what more, some folks feel it’s not enough. Which is why this isn’t surprising:
This has all been instigated by the industry’s desire to find a more cost-effective method of broadcasting:
None of this really justifies why we’re handing out government coupons for converter boxes — perhaps a converter box factory has just retained a few lobbyists. Whatever the case though, the New York Times is quick to remark why it’s so important to auction these licenses:
In short: It’s okay for us to give you money to buy a new TV, because George W. Bush has ruined our country, and we need to show you how.
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