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Bill Neilson
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join:2009-07-08
Arlington, VA

AT&T wants the government OUT OF THEIR LIVES!

Oh, except when the government helps them out

"In an example of corporate welfare at its finest, AT&T effectively paid no federal taxes in 2011. In fact, thanks to lucrative incentives and corporate subsidies, the telecommunications company walked away with a giant taxpayer-subsidized $420 million refund." »stopthecap.com/2012/08/16/at-ach···-refund/



gaforces
United We Stand, Divided We Fall

join:2002-04-07
Santa Cruz, CA

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They are afraid that the govt will declare internet access an essential service, like many countrys are doing, and regulate them to provide service to areas they dont want to be in with service levels above what they currently offer in many areas.
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Bill Neilson
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join:2009-07-08
Arlington, VA

You mean, the government would force them to actually offer decent service to those that they currently offer?

And force AT&T to actually spend a little to provide service to others.....while being given billions in federal money each year?

Poor guys



neuronbob
THERE ARE NO SHORT CUTS. NONE.

join:2000-03-30
Bedford, OH
reply to Bill Neilson

If AT&T wants deregulation, then it needs to stop accepting my taxpayer dollars. End of story.

Shouldn't this be part of the spending debate anyway? Companies taking my money via taxes and not spending it in a way beneficial to taxpayers? SCREW THAT.
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TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
reply to gaforces

This will NEVER happen here. The FCC is too busy dealing with their media efforts and tied up too much in court to even worry.



NormanS
I gave her time to steal my mind away
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reply to neuronbob

said by neuronbob:

If AT&T wants deregulation, then it needs to stop accepting my taxpayer dollars. End of story.

Shouldn't you also stop accepting taxpayer dollars? Next time you file an income tax return, don't take advantage of those lucrative loopholes.

Okay, that was just hyperbolic sarcasm. AT&T isn't cashing any government checks. But the government could tighten up corporate tax loopholes, if they weren't beholden to corporate political contributions.

Should have read a posted link.
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Norman
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