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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Hillary learns the word "broadband"

Last week, Hillary Clinton promised affordable menstrual products for women.

This week, she promised affordable broadband.

The history of Democratic Party politicians shows that when they say "affordable" they mean exorbitantly priced.

Remember affordable health care?

Affordable student loans?

Hillary Clinton pledged Tuesday she would bring "affordable" broadband Internet access to all U.S. homes by 2020 as part of a series of proposals to increase web access and bolster the tech sector of the economy.
Presently, the Federal Communications Commission reports 10 percent of Americans, roughly 34 million people, do not have access to broadband Internet. The vast majority of them are people living in rural areas, where tech companies have declined to install the infrastructure necessary to bring high-speed Internet to a small number customers due to the cost.
Ah yes, mountains. Do you know that when I am driving my 2010 red Mustang GT convertible, I reach spots where Sirius XM loses its signal? And Poca is not really mountainous or hilly. Affordability is not the problem. Practicality is.

But keep pitching the Internet, Missus Clinton. It reminds people of your email scam.

10 comments:

  1. But, but,... I thought "broadband" WAS a menstrual product. - Elric

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  2. Just another thing I would not be able to afford under the Dems.

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  3. Oh the government is going to get involved, great. To paraphrase PJ O'Rourke, if you think it's expensive now wait until it's affordable. 'Affordable' is gov't code for a combination of redistribution, and debt.

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  4. Remember when her VP invented the Internet so everybody would have access to the Information Superhighway?

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  5. What she means, I suppose, is that those who now have good Internet service will find a user fee tacked onto their bill from their ISP that the Feds will mandate an extension of service to those in remote areas who now lack access. This is precisely like the Federal Universal Service Fee that is applied to land line telephone service. It's no big deal one way or the other. It should take Congress no more than a day to push through a bill to implement it. But that's Hillary: think small. In any case, unlike extended phone service, extended Internet service is not needed as a life line for emergencies, so why should the government be promoting it?

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  6. I thought the Feds have been involved with affordable high speed internet access for well over 15 years.

    -Mikey NTH

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  7. I got a fundraising letter from the RNC noting that my affiliation had lapsed (despite giving them so much money in the past that they gave me a lifetime membership -- gee, I wonder how you lose that?). They put a list of things on it asking me about their relative importance. I crossed them all out and wrote in what they left out and crossed out the part asking for donations. I wrote in ELECT PRESIDENT TRUMP.  I guess they forgot about that in determining party priorities

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    1. Tell them loudly and clearly!

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    2. I wish you luck.

      Some years ago I replied to yet another request for funds by the RNC: "When the Border closes, the wallet opens."

      You see how THAT's working out.

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