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tsduke
Premium
join:2006-03-04
Waterloo, IA
reply to danawhitaker

Re: [Cable TV] 41 Days 'till Sinclair vs Mediacom Retrans Expire

If you think using Obamacare is an excuse, lets meet back here in a year and see if you still think that. Obamacare forces companies to cover things that companies don't cover now. That's not free. If you have an income in which you pay taxes you might want to google healthcare reform taxes. This think will cost us more in premiums and taxes. He said it would be less than 1 trillion. It's not sitting at $2.7 trillion.

On the prosperity comment. Name me one action that Obama has promoted that supports prosperity and success. He's too focused on entitlement programs to do that.

jrodson69

join:2012-10-02
Independence, IA
said by tsduke:

If you think using Obamacare is an excuse, lets meet back here in a year and see if you still think that. Obamacare forces companies to cover things that companies don't cover now. That's not free. If you have an income in which you pay taxes you might want to google healthcare reform taxes. This think will cost us more in premiums and taxes. He said it would be less than 1 trillion. It's not sitting at $2.7 trillion.

Wait until they find out they will have to declare the full value of any employer sponsored or provided health care coverage as income on their tax returns...and that government will have direct debit access to any checking or savings accounts in their name to debit any health care costs...

On the prosperity comment. Name me one action that Obama has promoted that supports prosperity and success. He's too focused on entitlement programs to do that.

Entitlements = Votes. It really is that simple.


tsduke
Premium
join:2006-03-04
Waterloo, IA
said by jrodson69:

said by tsduke:

If you think using Obamacare is an excuse, lets meet back here in a year and see if you still think that. Obamacare forces companies to cover things that companies don't cover now. That's not free. If you have an income in which you pay taxes you might want to google healthcare reform taxes. This think will cost us more in premiums and taxes. He said it would be less than 1 trillion. It's not sitting at $2.7 trillion.

Wait until they find out they will have to declare the full value of any employer sponsored or provided health care coverage as income on their tax returns...and that government will have direct debit access to any checking or savings accounts in their name to debit any health care costs...

On the prosperity comment. Name me one action that Obama has promoted that supports prosperity and success. He's too focused on entitlement programs to do that.

Entitlements = Votes. It really is that simple.

Exactly!!!


danawhitaker
Space...The Final Frontier
Premium
join:2002-03-02
Urbandale, IA
reply to jrodson69
said by jrodson69:

said by tsduke:

If you think using Obamacare is an excuse, lets meet back here in a year and see if you still think that. Obamacare forces companies to cover things that companies don't cover now. That's not free. If you have an income in which you pay taxes you might want to google healthcare reform taxes. This think will cost us more in premiums and taxes. He said it would be less than 1 trillion. It's not sitting at $2.7 trillion.

Wait until they find out they will have to declare the full value of any employer sponsored or provided health care coverage as income on their tax returns...and that government will have direct debit access to any checking or savings accounts in their name to debit any health care costs...

On the prosperity comment. Name me one action that Obama has promoted that supports prosperity and success. He's too focused on entitlement programs to do that.

Entitlements = Votes. It really is that simple.

»www.snopes.com/politics/medical/ ··· thil.asp - you look smarter when you research your claims about what Obamacare does/doesn't do.

As for things that Obama wants to do to help increase prosperity, well, in my view, anything that helps make college more affordable will lead to students graduating with lower debt loads, which means less of their income will be down the drain immediately to student loan payments and can be spent actually purchasing things or can be saved. Less debt load also means that young people who'd like to start their own businesses might have more opportunities to do so. You really do have to have money to make money - success and prosperity don't come from nothing, and in general it seems the people who complain about Obama not doing anything to encourage prosperity are people who already are, in fact, prosperous. They're just disgruntled because what he wants to do encourages the opportunity of prosperity and success among people who were perhaps shut out completely before. And access to health care means that people can *stay* healthy, and therefore be able to work and hopefully be more successful. But I suppose in your mind, you should just be fortunate enough to be born into a family where your parents can pay for those things for you, or you just shouldn't have the opportunity of higher education at all.

Seriously though, stop acting like cable rates never increased before this. They increased all the time. That's the point I was trying to make, and it's ridiculous how off-kilter this thread has gone. They'd increase prices no matter who was president, or what bills were passed. The price of cable rose during Bush's administration too. It rose during Clinton's. It'll rise again during Obama's. And it'll rise again in the next administration. Cable rates are just as bad in countries like Canada too, even though insurance there isn't tied to your job. The cable industry as a whole is plagued with the mentality that prices must go up. It's either equipment fees, or programming increases, or fees for services that were previously included (like voicemail in the case of Mediacom) or whatever they can come up with to dig a little deeper into consumer pockets. And even if Romney had theoretically been elected, and had subsequently managed to repeal Obamacare, do you really think that rates would go back *down*? When's the last time your cable bill *decreased* (excluding promotional packages)?
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tsduke
Premium
join:2006-03-04
Waterloo, IA
danawhitaker - You might want to read back a little earlier in the thread. I didn't open the political gate.

garn91

join:2005-01-15
Ankeny, IA
reply to wth

Re: [Cable TV]37 Days 'till Sinclair vs Mediacom Retrans Expires

said by wth:

Last agreement was a 2 year deal signed on 12/24/2010 which covers all Sinclair owned/operated stations.
»Re: [MO] is it true mediacom will be dropping all fox channels?

Link to the Sinclair owned/operated stations: »www.sbgi.net/business/television ··· on.shtml

Hopefully, we won't have to look for our rabbit ears.

Here we go again. Why cann't the two agree to a long term deal so we don't have to go through this crap every couple of years?


drslash
Goya Asma
Premium
join:2002-02-18
Marion, IA
said by garn91:

said by wth:

Last agreement was a 2 year deal signed on 12/24/2010 which covers all Sinclair owned/operated stations.
»Re: [MO] is it true mediacom will be dropping all fox channels?

Link to the Sinclair owned/operated stations: »www.sbgi.net/business/television ··· on.shtml

Hopefully, we won't have to look for our rabbit ears.

Here we go again. Why cann't the two agree to a long term deal so we don't have to go through this crap every couple of years?

Easy explanation...why gouge customers every 10 years when it can be done every 2?
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BozotheHEtec

@netins.net
reply to wth
Local broadcasters have a monopoly in their markets. The cable and satellite companies have no choice, they can either pay what rate the local station wants or drop them. They are not permitted to get the national feeds from other sources, which they can do very easily. For years local stations were a must carry and no matter how bad the station was they had to carry it. Local feeds are free over the air, and if they want the cable companies to pay for it then the cable companies should have the right to get the national feeds from other sources.

DeltaDart1

join:2007-12-13
Cedar Rapids, IA
What do you think would happen if Mediacom just said "NO"? And just tell Sinclair we have decided not to carry your channels. I would back Mediacom 100% if they did this. This crap is getting very old.

GLIMMER

join:2004-01-17
Fisher, IL
reply to wth
they will work it out or the channels will go off the air.... I hate these retrans problems only costs customers money


alphapointe
Don't Touch Me
Premium,MVM
join:2002-02-10
Columbia, MO
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Socket Internet ..
reply to DeltaDart1
said by DeltaDart1:

What do you think would happen if Mediacom just said "NO"? And just tell Sinclair we have decided not to carry your channels. I would back Mediacom 100% if they did this. This crap is getting very old.

Agreed. MC should tell them "you take what we give you, or go pound sand and explain to your advertisers why your viewership just dropped like a rock"

Unfortunately, it won't happen, Mediacom will cave and our rates will go up even more...
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"When the hammer drops, the bullshit stops"

garn91

join:2005-01-15
Ankeny, IA
reply to DeltaDart1
said by DeltaDart1:

What do you think would happen if Mediacom just said "NO"? And just tell Sinclair we have decided not to carry your channels. I would back Mediacom 100% if they did this. This crap is getting very old.

Would never happen because FCC rules prohibit beaming in an out of market Fox affiliate and like it or not, would cause Mediacom to lose subscribers at a far greater rate than they would if they agreeded to pay more and caused an increase in rates.

DeltaDart1

join:2007-12-13
Cedar Rapids, IA
How much longer can a business model keep working like this? At some point something has to give. If you like sports cable has you covered but for us that don't watch sports I would have no problem putting up an antenna.

Trouble is I don't watch anything(maybe catch a local newscast)on the local channels so I would have to think hard about even putting up an antenna. Have had Netflix streaming for over a year now and really thats all I watch.

It's not perfect but I wanted to watch the show "The Killing" so I went and bought the whole season thru Amazon.com for less than $20. Bypassed local tv and cable. Isn't this the future anyway?

garn91

join:2005-01-15
Ankeny, IA
said by DeltaDart1:

How much longer can a business model keep working like this? At some point something has to give. If you like sports cable has you covered but for us that don't watch sports I would have no problem putting up an antenna.

Trouble is I don't watch anything(maybe catch a local newscast)on the local channels so I would have to think hard about even putting up an antenna. Have had Netflix streaming for over a year now and really thats all I watch.

It's not perfect but I wanted to watch the show "The Killing" so I went and bought the whole season thru Amazon.com for less than $20. Bypassed local tv and cable. Isn't this the future anyway?

Nothing is going to change until people stop watching sports, it's the only DVR-proof programming on TV and the ratings speak for themselves. The networks know that and the advertisers know that.

DeltaDart1

join:2007-12-13
Cedar Rapids, IA
This is amazing!! Just got back from the doctor and they had KCRG-TV on and KCRG had a message that said there agreement with DISH NETWORK is ending and chances are pretty good that nothing will be worked out so people better be prepared to get the KCRG signal from another source. Does anyone even watch KCRG anymore? Have not watched it in years.

wth
Premium
join:2002-02-20
Iowa City,IA
Reviews:
·Mediacom
reply to wth
OMG ....... Mediacom has a deal with Sinclair

Mediacom Unveils Multiple Retrans/Programming Deals

Majority of retrans deals -- including new Sinclair pact -- now in place

»www.broadcastingcable.com/articl ··· eals.php


A Nonymous

@mchsi.com
said by wth:

OMG ....... Mediacom has a deal with Sinclair

Am I the only one who was sort of hoping for a protracted dispute?
When the Sinclair stations were pulled several years ago, Mediacom temporarily moved TCM down into the Broadcast Basic tier until a deal was reached and I was hoping they'd do that again.
On the other hand, I can (usually) get my Sinclair stations over the air and not everyone can do that, so I won't complain too much (until Mediacom raises the already ridiculous Broadcast Basic rate [currently $29.95/month] to pay for this).
Now that a deal is in place, maybe Mediacom will pick up the HD feed of WDKA, which they currently carry only in analog (I'm not holding my breath on that).

garn91

join:2005-01-15
Ankeny, IA
reply to wth
said by wth:

OMG ....... Mediacom has a deal with Sinclair

Mediacom Unveils Multiple Retrans/Programming Deals

Majority of retrans deals -- including new Sinclair pact -- now in place

»www.broadcastingcable.com/articl ··· eals.php

In that link, it states that Mediacom and BTN reached a new carriage agreement as well. I wonder if that includes the spill over channels for football games.