Thursday, October 20, 2005

More needless spending

Here's the latest: Federal welfare money for buying new digital TV boxes. Apparently there are some folks who'll be left in the dark next year when TV begins to go digital, so the Feds (along with broadcasters and other corporate sponsors) want to subsidize the purchase of these boxes for lower income folks. Just what we need, Medicaid for impoverished TV viewers! I wonder what the income test for these folks will be; and if minors, seniors and pregnant women would be expent from them?

I'm not sure about this, but if you can't afford to buy the new TV or decoder box, then you probably shouldn't be sitting at home watching TV or expecting the government to pay for one so you can watch Oprah in HDTV. I've got another solution: go get a job or two. This solves both issues: you can pay for your own TV box and its a sure fired money-making scheme! and who knows, you might be able to afford other things in life, like food and shelter w/o public assistance. What a shocking thought!