you speak common sense and that's why it will go overlooked. Health care is pricey and the way the medical industry wrote the law ("We'll televise the health care meetings on CSPAN" never did happen since it would have looked bad with the insurance and medical companies writing everything) there is no chance it will get cheaper. I've been seeing my local area have lots of people hired under 30 hours for awhile now. I know people who work at places like Walmart, other retail and Casinos who can not get 30 hours.
The law also doesn't require coverage for employees unless the company has more than 50 employees. The small businesses out there are already stretched and if they haven't been offering health insurance they sure won't start now. Means more out of pocket for the working schmuck,a new tax with the IRS in charge of enforcement.
There are very few free market lovers in politics. There are maybe a half dozen on the federal level that have any sort of real free market / libertarian leaning beliefs and voting records. My local congressman was R and head of the house subcommittee on telecommunications. His largest donors were in the telco industry. He also was in favor of allowing the telcos to regain their monopoly position after the 1996 telco act forced them to allow competition. As various reliable studies show the US really is in the pits for broadband speed even in large metro areas compared to western countries.
I agree with the single owner method. As the universal access fee was a tax the citizens paid to roll out telco infrastructure, and the "200 billion broadband scandal" showed we all overpaid for nothing, I'd be alright with that being spun off into a USPS style entity. At that point anyone could tie into the infrastructure. Won't happen but it'd be nice.
A business client had his household computers taken by the police, with warrants, because they had IP logs showing he was downloading child porn. They returned all of them except one saying those had been cleared but the one definitely had child porn on it. His lawyer requested a copy of the drive, more information about the files, anything to help them figure out what was going on themselves as he was adamant he did nothing wrong. The police kept delaying but they did keep threatening to go public with their current status unless he plea bargained. He stood his ground. Finally the police admitted they found nothing on the drive, returned the last computer and closed the case.
I was talked to a few times during the ongoing thing, poor guy had a month of insane stress. He figured the guest open WIFI along the major roadway he lives on was no longer a good idea. He's a business owner and decided it was best to not complain or it'd hurt his business. I can understand your fears of finding evidence.
I think Microsoft is starting a trend that Sony and Nintendo will continue as the market is ready for this. As consumers we've been programmed to accept that you can't trade anything digital. Buying anything on itunes, google play, or steam is a one time purchase, can't trade or even give away. Kindle lets you loan books - if the publisher allows - for a single short period. Get a book loaned to you but something comes up and can't read it in that window? Oh well out of luck!