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Comment: Re:other people's money (Score 1) 407

by fche (#49806219) Attached to: FCC Proposes To Extend So-Called "Obamaphone" Program To Broadband

"some of them will see what is being done to them"

Don't you feel guilty about abusing the english language this way, by using passive voice to insinuate an affirmative harmful action by someone? And yet, in reality, all we're talking about is resistance to being made to give our stuff to someone else. It's not a harmful action - it's at the very most neglectful inaction, and even that only if you presume some sort of inherent moral claim on other people's labours.

Comment: Re:other people's money (Score 1) 407

by fche (#49800149) Attached to: FCC Proposes To Extend So-Called "Obamaphone" Program To Broadband

If the likelihood of a positive return was high, people would undertake personal debts for it.

"in general pay for themselves"

Note that even this happy-hypothetical-scenario is all from the point of view of the government treasury. From the point of view of individual net-taxpayers, there is no pretence of "return" on their "investment".

Comment: Re:Lemme guess (Score 1) 407

by fche (#49798159) Attached to: FCC Proposes To Extend So-Called "Obamaphone" Program To Broadband

"government handouts are the best way to distribute a good. See justice, fire protection and military defense for undisputed options"

Note that not one of your examples is actually a government "handout of a good". They are services provided generally, not as transfers to specific individuals.

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