Atlanta Out Loud

Politics and rantings and just stuff that catches my attention.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Leave no TV behind: Senator wants $3B for subsidy program Ted Stevens is at it again. He just can't keep his grimy hands out of the taxpayers' wallets. His latest fiasco is to sock me and you with a $3 BILLION tab to ensure old TVs will work when cable's transition to digital TV is complete.

From my Reason Express email today:
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) wants to spend $3 billion to pay for converter boxes for older TV sets so they will still work after broadcasters switch to digital signals. It's in the Bill of Rights, you know.
Even more surprising is that Senators like John Sununu and John McCain are OK with it... albeit with a smaller price tag.


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