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Uncle Sam Starts Handing Out Digital TV Coupons
Two per family ahead of February 2009 digital transition
by Karl Bode 08:49AM Wednesday Jan 02 2008 Tipped by 81399672 See Profile
By February 17, 2009, consumers will need to buy a digital converter box or new tuner to get their TV fix. Uncle Sam will be giving each American family up to two coupons for $40 to help subsidize their purchase of two digital-to-analog converter boxes. According to the Los Angeles Times, the government started taking applications for the vouchers yesterday, either via phone (1-888-DTV-2009) or via this website.


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Re: Tax Dollars at work once again

said by stevephl:

Since the Government does not generate wealth, it only redistributes wealth the coupon program is another piece of socialism. I for one am tired of the government putting their hands into my wallet. If someone needs a new digital tuner for their TV let them purchase it and leave my hard earned wages alone.
oh wow, complaining about $40 coupons? did you realize that the war has cost more than $3,000 per household?

keep pinching those pennies!

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Since the Government does not generate wealth, it only redistributes wealth the coupon program is another piece of socialism. I for one am tired of the government putting their hands into my wallet. If someone needs a new digital tuner for their TV let them purchase it and leave my hard earned wages alone.