This is a big part of what is wrong with politics. The sad part is that those on the Left will think it only applies to those on the right. But crony capitalists gladly pay off both sides to get what they want. The politicians and crony capitalists take our money and share it. That’s it.
Fact: More government = more crony capitalism. If you look to the government for all your solutions and want to give it more power, you are part of the problem.
We finally did it: We dropped cable TV and our land line phone, saving lots of money and not really giving anything up. The only people who ever called the land line were solicitors and our parents, so we switched to mobile only.
We added HD antennas, so we still get the channels we want (we watch very, very little TV). And we got a pleasant surprise: Our TIVO will record off the antenna.
We also bought Rokus. Mrs. Eternity Matters found a few things she likes on the Roku, such as a Pilates channel, music channels, access to the Sirius account, and more. And Netflix and Amazon streaming are way faster on the Roku than on TIVO.
I must say it was a lot of fun to return the TV hardware to Comcast. We are keeping our Internet service with them. I got a good deal for this year at least — a little less than U-verse for theoretically higher speeds, plus we don’t have to change email addresses.
Unlike Rat, I don’t care if I don’t have ESPN.