Why is the U.S. government wasting time and tax dollars on delaying the switch to digital tv?

by admin on January 26, 2009

Supposedly 6.5 million households are not ready for the switch to digital television on February 17, 2009. Apparently millions of people have been sleeping under a rock and didn’t see the plethora of ads telling us that we must be prepared for the switch to digital signals from analog. With that in mind, the Senate has now approved a measure that would add a nearly four month extension and have the switch occur June 12, 2009.

Boy, I’m glad Obama’s administration and Congress don’t have any pressing matters to discuss such as the economy, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, America’s crumbling infrastructure, etc. Sure is nice that our government feels so strongly about television.

Last time I checked, television is not a necessity. If you’re not ready for the switch on February 17, tough. You can still get the news, weather, and emergency bulletins via your good old radio.

It’s about time American’s stopped thinking of the government as their Good ‘Ol Uncle Sam who will always bail them out (pun intended) when things just aren’t going their way.

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