(UTOPIA) Tax Alert : Stop 150% tax pledge increase

Chris plug.org at 2nerds.com
Thu Apr 17 01:55:49 MDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 10:03 PM, Justin Findlay <justin at jfindlay.us> wrote:
>  0. Choice:

The "choice" argument is interesting.  In my neighborhood, most of the
residents are senior citizens on fixed incomes who will never reap a
single benefit from UTOPIA.  Yet their city government has obligated
them to make good on at least 20 years of bond payments so I can have
cheap internet service.  Yes, I now have a choice between a couple of
ISPs, but what "choice" do my neighbors have when it comes time to pay
the piper for my fiber?

>  I am not pro UTOPIA, I am pro choice.

You have a funny way of limiting your definition of "choice". :-)

> Why settle for inferior technology at the behest of a monopoly or two
>  because some astroturf organization wants to spin UTOPIA as socialist?

Why?  Because it's just plain wrong to force your neighbors to
subsidize your desire for cheap, fast internet connectivity.

>  I find the financing argument rather tedious myself. :)

Good one. :-)


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