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    I am starting to think government waste is being exacerbated by the party that complains about it.

    I am thinking of previous federal money to telcoms.

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      always been the case. if government don’t work they can push the privatization they want and they are in a position to make things not work or work badly or inefficiently.

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        its a known process called ‘starving the beast’… they take any govt program and de-fund/disorganize it… then they point at it as an example of government not being able to do what private business can

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      They complain about waste unless they’re getting it.

      The rules are super simple. Whatever gets them the most money/benefit. It’s straight greed and selfishness. The mindset:

      Is it government funding that’s available? I want it all, while giving nothing back.

      Is it a government contract? I want it all while providing the least return possible.

      Is it a program that limits money I can make in any way at all? Then it’s evil.

      Is it a program that takes money away (I.e. taxes)? Then it is evil.

      Does it benefit me, but it benefits someone else more? Then it is evil.

      Does it hurt me, but it hurts someone else (that I dont like, or that I compete with) more? Then it is good.

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    Can’t give the poors a hand up. That tis teh socialisms. After all all they need is the incentive to work harder. /s

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        Sure, and farmers and all kinds of industry gets tons of welfare. Which they usually hand out as bonuses to their executives while laying off real Americans.

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    Isnt it funny how Republicans always get the angriest and most offended at… Government doing its job and taking care of its citizenry? Especially when that effort and aid is directed at the poorest, most needing?

    I could ahve sworn there was something in their bible about that kind of stuff.

    Ah Yes, Hypocrites 1:1-3 " Thou shalt give unto the poor naught but vicious mockarie, For the poor are unworthy of naught but disdain and contempt, for they are lazy and feckless and undeserving of having their laziness and worthlessness enabled"

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    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    Republican lawmakers are fighting a Biden administration attempt to bring cheap broadband service to low-income people, claiming it is an illegal form of rate regulation.

    GOP leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced an investigation into the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which is administering the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program that was approved by Congress in November 2021.

    The federal agency told Virginia that “the low-cost option must be established in the Initial proposal as an exact price or formula.”

    The Republicans said anecdotal evidence suggests “the NTIA may be evaluating initial proposals counter to Congressional intent and in violation of the law.”

    The US law that ordered NTIA to distribute the money requires that Internet providers receiving federal funds offer at least one “low-cost broadband service option for eligible subscribers.”

    An NTIA spokesperson told Ars that the agency is working to implement the law’s requirement that grant recipients offer an affordable service tier to qualifying low-income households.


    The original article contains 456 words, the summary contains 166 words. Saved 64%. I’m a bot and I’m open source!

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      I feel they could have more succinctly said republicans again lie their asses off rather than:

      The Republicans said anecdotal evidence suggests “the NTIA may be evaluating initial proposals counter to Congressional intent and in violation of the law.”

      The US law that ordered NTIA to distribute the money requires that Internet providers receiving federal funds offer at least one “low-cost broadband service option for eligible subscribers.”