Tuesday, July 21, 2009

DTV and healthcare reform

You remember those ads last year that the government ran claiming that digital TV would provide you with more channels? I don't know about other areas of the country but most people in north Alabama can no longer get the Nashville and Birmingham stations that they were getting prior to the DTV switch on their old analog sets. The same thing is happening to people in rural west Tennessee and north Mississippi. Most of them can no longer receive the Memphis stations that they were receiving prior to the June 12 switch. The folks in rural west Tennessee and north Mississippi are only getting the station in Jackson and the folks in north Alabama can only get Huntsville now. The government essentially lied to all of us in those ads. Thats why the notion of turning our healthcare system over to the government is so scary. If they could make a mess out of the dtv switch then just imagine what a mess they'll make running healthcare in this country.

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