Originally Posted by dkreichen1968
Then we have New Jersey where they were planning on subsidizing the pay-TV industry through a service tax.
Why are we subsidizing pay-TV?
Maybe the people of New Jersey think “pay TV” provides useful service that regional broadcast does not. Like PEG channels run by the local school systems, maybe. We have such channels in northern Virginia, and I think it’s useful for people to be able to see them. All the more so if they are low income and perhaps not receiving the full advantages of the educational system.
And did you know that the only major commercial broadcast station licensed to NJ, WWOR, is currently in trouble with the FCC for not meeting its public service obligations to its community of license?
If you’re in Colorado, as your location is listed, then who are you to judge what NJ residents think is worth subsidizing?
We have these people like joblo who think that because they don't utilize the free service themselves
Actually, I use it quite a bit, thank you very much, as I’ve previously explained. Perhaps you should read more carefully.
And, 0.5% of the population is intelligent enough to take advantage of the free service even though they have plenty of income to pay for the pay service. They realize that paying for a free service is a waste of money.
So, basically, the 0.5% of the population that made the same choices you did is intelligent and the rest of us are idiots???
Boy, that really
makes me sympathetic to your cause.
I’ll call my Congress Critters right now and tell them they better not take OTA away from the smartest 0.5% or I won’t vote for ‘em...