reply to v35_pilot
Re: That many households need these?
said by v35_pilot:Well, the real question is, how many people with cable or satellite got a coupon that doesn't need one? How many people got a coupon and won't even use it?
This program ran out of cash because of the millions of households in the US that still receive their TV signal from OTA antennas?
Damn... I am guilty of assuming most received TV from the local cable/satellite companies.
I know a few people who don't need it, but picked up a coupon to send to relatives who have more than one TV.
Personally I think the government should tell people, "You snooze, you lose". I think people who really need it should already have acquired their coupon by now. If they didn't they should just have to pay in full for the converter. If $60 is such a hardship they should have acted sooner. The government needs to stop wasting money bailing people out of their own stupidity and laziness.
"A failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."
Your funeral. Delivered.
The "you snooze, you lose" - I normally would agree with. However in this case, if nobody snoozed, people still would have loozed... er... lost out - simply because there is a X amount of dollars for this, and a Y amount of demand. No one snoozing would have just made the waiting list start up sooner - like last summer, since they would have ran out quicker.
reply to djrobx
I have FIOS cable TV and got a converter box with the coupon just in case I might decide to get rid of cable.
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