quote: The government is ridiculously larger than any logic would have it be.
quote: FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski told TechCrunch, "[The] ban raises competition concerns; it raises innovation concerns."
quote: The thing is, the number of Federal Government employees per-capita has gone down: from ~13% in 1963 to ~8.4% in 2010.So, the Federal Government is actually hiring less people (in real dollars) but is spending much more money. This is a result of mainly increased spending on: military spending, subsidies and entitlement programs.
quote: I love this senseless "cut the government's size" theory. Cutting the government's size only allows groups with immense amounts of money to spend their money controlling society in other ways.
quote: The cycle would have to be broken outside of that vicious circle...like, from the judiciary, or maybe somehow from the executive. Because congresscritters aren't going to vote themselves out of payola.
quote: Lobbying should be illegal? Why?
quote: There should be no way for money to exchange hands from interest groups or individuals to elected officials...either as cash, gifts, services, whatever.
quote: No, they should unlock it at any time during the contract, or better yet not lock it in the first place.
quote: The problem with your argument is that when a person gets a "free" phone as part of a contracted period of time, during the contracted time the phone isn't the customer's, it is the phone company's phone.
quote: One understandable consequence of letting someone walk out of the phone company office with a (arguably) valuable phone is the risk to the phone company of the customer not abiding by the terms of the contract e.g. they don't pay their monthly account on time.