On the We The People network today were these words with this video posted:
Can you imagine having to actually pay for High Speed Internet? Can you imagine having to use dial-up Internet because you can't justify giving up cigarettes or booze, or perhaps even <gasp> lottery tickets, to pay for broadband Internet access?
Well worry no more! The Government is going to take care of your Internet needs, and shut down those pesky right-wing extremists at the same time! And now you can spend all day with FarmVille! </sarcasm>
Seriously, this is pathetic. She's not talking about a serious medical disability her child has struggled with, nor is she talking about watching her child starve and become emaciated. Nope. She's effectively complaining that the government hasn't, in the past, used taxpayer funds to pay for her High-Speed Internet.
Ugh...when Glenn Beck mentioned this on his radio show yesterday, I had to laugh. I mean, this lady is a caricature of herself.
It's a joke, right? This lady really isn't almost in tears because her son doesn't have broadband high-speed internet, is she? Well, yes, she is.
There will always be some people who have more than others - unless the government succeeds in trying to make us all equally poor.
When I was a kid, one of my good friends had 3 dresses and one pair of shoes to wear to school. Her winter coat was a hand-me-down from her sister and too big. At the beginning of school, her mother was able to buy one package of pencils for her 4 kids. They had to last the entire school year.
When my son was a teen and we were home schooling, none of his friends had computers. If they wanted to use a computer, they used one at school or went to the library. We had a computer because we were home schooling. But we had dial-up.
Today, I live in a suburb of a big city - a pretty nice part of town. All around me are neighbors who don't even have computers. They have kids. Their kids use computers in school or go to the library. They don't feel that they're being deprived.
Boo-hoo. Some people cannot afford broadband. I don't believe that at all. The difference between dial-up and broadband is not that much. They could easily save $20 per month by getting rid of all of their cell phones, or by stopping their Netflix accounts or by not eating out.
Instead, they would rather that the government pay for them to have broadband.
I wonder what else people will expect taxpayers to pay for....