The 2009 Digital Television Debacle

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    Obama Administration Caused Delays, Cost Millions: The 2009 Digital Television Transition | Judicial Watch

    Doesn't this shit just make your blood boil? :evil:
     
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    Another example of government efficiency at work.:eusa_angel:
     
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    Coming soon from those folks who've given you the USPS, Amtrak, the Digital TV Debacle and much much more...ObamaCare!!!

    When it comes to wasting money, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
     
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    And why should the govt have paid for converter boxes anyway?

    did the Digital TV/converter box issue start on Obama's watch?
    And why did he get it in such a mess?
     
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    A deadline was set and I remember reading that the excuse for extending that original deadline was because many people wouldn't be ready so . . . . they extended it, costing millions of wasted dollars. So that means everyone was ready when the second deadline was set, right? Government m.o. . . . . did you screw up? 'S-ok, we've got ya covered. :cuckoo:
     
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    The transition was mandated by the Bush administration; the government and not the free market.
    Judicial Watch failed to mention that fact.
    Imagine that.
     
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    Clinton's.

    edit: The idea started under Clinton. Mandated by congress under Bush.
     
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    Why is anyone surprised that Obama has once again cost us more then necessary. :eusa_eh:
     
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    At least we could get one station here prior to this debacle. Now we don't get any.
     
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    Yeah think about that again eh?
     

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