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Comment: Re:Lemme guess (Score 1) 190

by epyT-R (#49796075) Attached to: FCC Proposes To Extend So-Called "Obamaphone" Program To Broadband

The best way to get a job is to show up in person, hand someone a resume, and talk with them. While I don't have a problem with having a system that helps people when they're down, the current system just encourages dependence. It does not empower anyone. Ending your diatribe with arguments from popularity and authority doesn't lend much credence to your argument either.

Comment: Re:How about import duties? (Score 1) 190

by epyT-R (#49795993) Attached to: FCC Proposes To Extend So-Called "Obamaphone" Program To Broadband

You don't punish abuse of the credit card by upping the credit limit. You take it away and make the debtor work it off. In this case, I'd like to see this done to the institutional debtors, public or private, who've not paid back what was given to them by corrupt politicians who had no problem bilking taxpayers. Having those politicians serve some jail time wouldn't hurt either.

Comment: Re:Lemme guess (Score 1) 190

by epyT-R (#49795843) Attached to: FCC Proposes To Extend So-Called "Obamaphone" Program To Broadband

People don't need dependence on free toys like cellphones. They need jobs so they can buy their own if they choose. Having the opportunity to earn wealth of one's own and then choosing how to spend it is true empowerment.

An indentured underclass requires implicit and explicit enforcement from the state in order to exist. I don't think you'll find a single libertarian who wants that.

Comment: Re:How about import duties? (Score 4, Insightful) 190

by epyT-R (#49795771) Attached to: FCC Proposes To Extend So-Called "Obamaphone" Program To Broadband

The point of tax isn't to punish people for being rich. It's to fund needed state operations as defined by its charter. In the case of the US, the state has greatly exceeded that charter. The last thing we need is yet another tax that reenforces this behavior. It's time washington works within a budget like everyone else. Once those ivy league lawyer brats learn to do that, then we can talk about what is needed and what isn't.

Heard that the next Space Shuttle is supposed to carry several Guernsey cows? It's gonna be the herd shot 'round the world.

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