Your assumption is correct. Using your example of wheat, if you let free markets operate, then farmers who couldn't survive growing wheat would stop growing wheat and switch to a crop that would make them more money. I believe that all government subsidies should be eliminated and that we should pay market prices for goods and services. Government subsidies are nothing more than price manipulation and welfare for businesses. They cost taxpayers more money than it would if we just paid the market price for products and services, because there is the added cost of government oversight and dispursement of funds.
Dave 989-837-3790 x 151 989-837-3780 fax [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.mercury.net 129 Ashman St, Midland, MI 48640 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cliff Leboeuf" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "WISPA General List" <email@example.com> Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 10:20 AM Subject: Re: [WISPA] [Fwd: Durbin introduces billtoencouragehighspeedinternet access in rural areas] > So David, > > I guess it is fair for me to assume that you don't agree the the government > paying some NOT to grow wheat or NOT to raise pigs so that those that DO can > survive on a reasonable profit margin and not be flooded by over production > creating too much product for not enough demand...? > > :) > > > On 8/9/06 8:57 AM, "David Sovereen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Since when do the people on this list support taxation, waste, and > > government subsidies? Why should the burden of providing high-speed > > Internet to people in underserved (typically rural) areas fall on the > > shoulders of taxpayers? I don't want my taxes to pay to expand your network > > or for Joe User to get your service. > > > > If people want services, they should live in a city. If they want to live > > in rural areas, they should do so with the understanding that services > > (water, sewer, EMS, schools, cable, high-speed Internet, just about anything > > and everything) are harder to come by and sometimes more expensive. No one > > makes people live in the country. People choose to on their own, and they > > should take responsibility for the costs and/or lack of services associated > > with that decision. > > > > Just my own 2 cents. > > > > Dave > > > > 989-837-3790 x 151 > > 989-837-3780 fax > > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > www.mercury.net > > > > 129 Ashman St, Midland, MI 48640 > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "Chadd Thompson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > To: "WISPA General List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 8:36 PM > > Subject: RE: [WISPA] [Fwd: Durbin introduces bill > > toencouragehighspeedinternet access in rural areas] > > > > > >> IMO they need to start giving money to the end users to pay for hookup and > >> installation. Stop paying to expand WISP's networks and give the money > > where > >> it is needed, if you want a bigger network pay for it out of your own > >> pocket. In IL I doubt you could drive from Chicago to St.Louis and not be > >> able to hook up to a WISP. > >> > >> > >> Give money to the people who need to put up a 45ft tower to get access. > >> > >> Thanks, > >> Chadd > >> > >>> -----Original Message----- > >>> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > >>> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Jeff Broadwick > >>> Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 5:54 PM > >>> To: 'WISPA General List' > >>> Subject: RE: [WISPA] [Fwd: Durbin introduces bill to > >>> encouragehighspeedinternet access in rural areas] > >>> > >>> > >>> Don't forget the 3rd great lie..."I'm from the government and I'm > >>> here to help > >>> you" > >>> > >>> :-) > >>> > >>> > >>> Jeff Broadwick > >>> ImageStream > >>> 800-813-5123 x106 > >> > >> -- > >> No virus found in this outgoing message. > >> Checked by AVG Free Edition. > >> Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.10.7/411 - Release Date: 8/7/2006 > >> > >> -- > >> WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com > >> > >> Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > >> http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > >> > >> Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ > >> > > -- > WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > > Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ > -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/