House REJECTS delay in switching to digital

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    so fucking stupid

    how much do these converter boxes go for anyway
     
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    if you hooked up to cable you don't need one....if you are an antena guy the government gives you one....
     
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    box costs 60 bucks government gives you a 40 dollar coupon
     
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    Damn, that's gonna cut into my beer money.
     
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    some of the boxes cost less than $40, but the antenna........
     
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    the government is only "giving" you the $40 if you dont pay anything in
    otherwise, you are just getting some of your own money back
     
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    Well ... it was planned for a long time and many TVs are already digital capable anyway. The hype is the con job thought up to force us to spend money (or trick in many cases) into a few companies that sell boxes. Really, it's more likely you won't have to do a thing, but a ton of taxes have already been given to the companies to pay for these 'coupons', which many have expired and you can't get them re-issued so they got that money for free from us all.
     

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