The highest is in so-called "nanny states" BTW.
Could you cite your source? I'm not saying you're right or wrong, I would just like to see a source if there is one. Maybe I need to move to a new state if it's true. Would this only apply to those who came from a lower-class family, or would it also apply to those from middle-class families working to move to the upper-middle class?
Its bad enough that I have to pay the freaking ESPN Tax added onto my cable bill when I don't even want it. Many I know are fleeing cable so they DO NOT have to pay for things like this.
What about those who don't want channels like MTV, BET, MSNBC, DISNEY, or other channels that I think are stupid an I don't watch? Do nerds on Slashdot not like sports? Granted, some content on ESPN sucks, but some nerds like me, and my coworkers like to watch sports on ESPN. The problem will only be fixed by cable and satellite providers allowing people to pick and choose what channels they want, not by eliminating channels based on minority opinion.
That's why it is news. Sadly, every generation seems to need to learn first hand that the government that says "trust us and don't ask questions" can't be trusted and should be questioned.
I know I'll get voted down for this, but what about some of the people who voted for Obama because they trust him and don't care about asking the questions?
I'm not saying that everyone did that, but what about those who said "I won't have to worry about buying gas..." and other things?
What about fixing the financial crisis? He says he's going to get us out of it by increasing the budget deficit and spending money. Shouldn't there be a little more questioning of what he wants to do?
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