Santa Monica, CA
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Re: The United States..
said by toby:You'd be wrong. Our city is but 8 square miles, with a population under 100K, and at present, we have only one choice.
I'm assuming that you live in a huge city and choices.
said by toby:We do live in the same country. The federal government has no business using our tax money to fund schools, anywhere. Schools are a local concern. Frankly, we shouldn't be paying any tax for them at all, given the record of the public school monopoly.
Out in the West you can live in a city 20k people and have no choices.
If you think wireless cellphone and satellite are choices, then you are mistaken.
It is like saying just build your own power station if you want cheaper power.
We live in the same country, I pay federal taxes that go to your schools for your children, etc.
You choose to live in a 20K town. If you want broadband, it may come at a bit of a premium versus more dense settings.
We choose to live in a 100K city. We pay a huge premium for our choice, versus moving to a 20K town.
We don't ask you to subsidize our rent, transportation, insurance, utilities, or any other higher costs that reflect our location; please don't expect us to underwrite yours.