created by: victoria1 | Feb 11, 2013

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Should a government offer free WiFi across the nation?

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  • Yes
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  • Yes, replaces the USPS
  • No, it's big brother watching
  • I'm not sure
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“Maiden of Mayhem”

Since: May 08

OMFUG

#43 Feb 11, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>My MIL has a cell phone but never, and I mean never, uses it. She has it solely for an emergency while she is driving. She is not alone, many seniors are just like her. Trying to show her how to use any new technology is an uphill battle. I'm not sure she knows how to enter the time on her microwave yet. Like many seniors when she gets frustrated she will simply not use it.
All takes is a generation to die off and then everyone will embrace the technology.
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#44 Feb 11, 2013
victoria1 wrote:
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In the long run, it would be less of a tax burden then the black hole that is the Post Office. Phase it out, replace it, private companies can pick up the slack.
Left to their own, and without the burden of prepaying retirements for the next bazillion years, they wouldn't be quite in the quandary they are in. But the writing is on the wall, regardless.

“frequently laughing”

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Since: Apr 09

Hotel California

#45 Feb 11, 2013
victoria1 wrote:
<quoted text>
All takes is a generation to die off and then everyone will embrace the technology.
If they stopped medicare they could kill two birds with one stone.
I am be facetious for those who don't know my humor.

There will remain outliers in this country no matter what. Locally we have German Brethren (like the Amish but drive autos and semi trucks) they still don't use phones.

“WE WON TOPIX! YAY!”

Since: Jun 09

Roselle, IL

#46 Feb 11, 2013
I think that if anyone is to receive free wifi, they should first be drug tested. Spending a few million on that could potentially save thousands.

“WE WON TOPIX! YAY!”

Since: Jun 09

Roselle, IL

#47 Feb 11, 2013
Why in the heck are we paying 46 cents to mail a birthday card when Fed Ex can deliver the same card for $15??? Is everybody a communist now???
Guest

Jackson, MO

#48 Feb 11, 2013
First they would provide it.
Then they would tax for it.
Then they would monitor and police it.
Then they would limit it.

No thanks, I'll buy my own.

Level 9

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#49 Feb 11, 2013
Oh please.

We can't even get Universal Health Care.

And that's a basic necessity of life.

If ppl want free wifi go to McDonalds
or an internet Cafe.

“WE WON TOPIX! YAY!”

Since: Jun 09

Roselle, IL

#50 Feb 11, 2013
victoria1 wrote:
<quoted text>
In the long run, it would be less of a tax burden then the black hole that is the Post Office. Phase it out, replace it, private companies can pick up the slack.
I don't know how it could be less of a tax burden. The USPS hasn't been funded by taxes since the early 70's.

“Maiden of Mayhem”

Since: May 08

OMFUG

#51 Feb 11, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know how it could be less of a tax burden. The USPS hasn't been funded by taxes since the early 70's.
Didn't the Senate agree to an $11 billion bailout to the post office last year? Or something like that?

“water water water water water ”

Since: Oct 07

the place with Pyramid Head

#52 Feb 11, 2013
fjsogjsdigjriopgjwropgjr there thats my answer

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Level 9

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#53 Feb 12, 2013
victoria1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Didn't the Senate agree to an $11 billion bailout to the post office last year? Or something like that?
And in 2003, and in 2006, and in 2009...

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

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Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#54 Feb 12, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know how it could be less of a tax burden. The USPS hasn't been funded by taxes since the early 70's.
4 multi-billion dollar bailouts since 2003 says otherwise.

“WE WON TOPIX! YAY!”

Since: Jun 09

Roselle, IL

#55 Feb 12, 2013
dragoon70056 wrote:
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4 multi-billion dollar bailouts since 2003 says otherwise.
Thanks for the link, troll.

Level 1

Since: Aug 12

Mount Olympus

#56 Feb 12, 2013
If the government provides it, then they can control it.

I challenge anyone to name a truly successful government program.

Level 1

Since: Aug 12

Mount Olympus

#57 Feb 12, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for the link, troll.
Since the USPS is currently over a billion dollars in the hole, who is finding it?

Sorry, I shan't be digging up a link for you.

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Since: Aug 12

Mount Olympus

#58 Feb 12, 2013
arctic wrote:
Oh please.

We can't even get Universal Health Care.

And that's a basic necessity of life.

If ppl want free wifi go to McDonalds
or an internet Cafe.
Universal healthcare would be even less successful than the USPS.
quzluz

Pittsburgh, PA

#59 Feb 12, 2013
youtube.com/watch...
Goverment at Work,,why not it will be monitor and spied on like a wire-Tap gimmick
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#60 Feb 12, 2013
Titan Uranus wrote:
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Universal healthcare would be even less successful than the USPS.
But it does make more sense.

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Since: Aug 12

Mount Olympus

#61 Feb 12, 2013
EraserX wrote:
<quoted text>But it does make more sense.
I am self employed. I can't afford healthcare nor the tax associated with not having healthcare. I surely can't afford to pay for your healthcare.
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#62 Feb 12, 2013
Titan Uranus wrote:
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I am self employed. I can't afford healthcare nor the tax associated with not having healthcare. I surely can't afford to pay for your healthcare.
So, I suppose, if you were to get ill or be in an accident, you would refuse any medical service because you are uninsured, right?

I have news for you, YOU ALREADY PAY for it.

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