Ah, the feds can't possibly make TV stations shut off analog signals Feb. 17, as they've warned for years. They're temporarily out of coupons to subsidize converter boxes. So that 7% who, like me, aren't ready will be cut off...unless we go and buy the $50 converter ourselves. When did uninterrupted access to TV become a taxpayer responsibility? Go buy a poor person a box yourself, if you're worried about unfairness. Or, heaven forbid, we unconverted might try enjoying a book. For free, from a library.This, of course, has been a favorite target for the other half of McSykes, as that Charlie has been harping on it for the past five days. Of course, if the government weren't subsidizing the converter boxes, these two would be complaining about the government forcing people to buy new TVs so that they can have more control of the airwaves or something.
But I think this is a rather ironic and hypocritical argument coming from someone who wants the taxpayers to subsidize his "right" to treat the public highways as the autobahn.
Furthermore, aren't libraries also completely paid for with our tax dollars?