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Discussion in 'Politics and Current Affairs' started by 330D, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands
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  2. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Android Expert

    Sounds good. So long as it doesn't get tied up in congress for the next 5 years.
  3. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert

    Obama makes all things he talks about "sound" good. Well at least to some...
  4. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    Lots of things Obama says sound great at first until you see how poorly they are implemented. Just look at how bad obamacare is for this country.

    Plus how is it going to be paid for... Taxes of course. More tax and spend politics by democrats when the country already can't pay for what we are already spending.
  5. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands
    Thread Starter

    Totally agree with you guys about Obama, I'm a displaced construction worker that has seen not a lick of work from the stimulus... But that being said, 4G everywhere would be pretty sweet.
  6. BugsyM

    BugsyM Newbie

    From the article linked in the OP:
    The beauty of this plan is that all these proposed costs are offset by the spectrum auction, which is estimated to raise $27.8 billion, of which $9.6 billion will be dedicated to deficit reduction.

    Do you people act ignorant on purpose, or are you just genuinely that opposed to Obama you'll hate anything he does, no matter how much it benefits you/the country?

    This is a good thing.
  7. And talking is not doing now is it? Let him do it then he can claim to invent THE 4G in few years lol like Algore creating THE Internet. So far what has he done? Other than run his mouth and failing with super majority... no wonder Republicans took over.
  8. BugsyM

    BugsyM Newbie

    You seem really quick to turn things into a political debate. I was just pointing out the simple fact that someone is getting upset about this coming out of taxes, when it says clearly in the article that if anything this is going to LOWER THE DEFICIT.

    I really doubt Democrats/Republicans "taking over" is going to fix anything. Republicans had their turn in office, as did democrats. It's the people in the country making this place suck, not just the politicians.
  9. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Android Expert

    Oh God, and we thought Apple vs Android was a heated argument... politics is 10 times worse!!!
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  10. whs37

    whs37 Android Enthusiast

    National infrastructure projects seem to be always be a problem in the US. There are too many private interests and lobby groups that talk it small.

    The last big projects that really worked were the national highway initiative of President Eisenhower and the TVA (Tennessee Valleey Authority) - and that was initiated by FDR.

    A few days ago, VP Biden announced the High Speed Train project for $60 Billion and already a lot of people talk about "fiscal insanity". That project would bring the US in 25 years to the level of train infrastructure where France was with the TGV 25 year ago - so 50 years behind the leader in the world. And I am sure they will find ways to muck it up.

    Here is a nice video of the TGV's speed record run. They had to follow it with a jet to take some pictures, choppers were too slow: (go to the YouTube link in the green field) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Layg7NpyTes&feature=related
  11. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Android Expert

    60 billion over 25 years eh? Hell that's only 2.4 billion a year. Sounds relatively cheap to me. How much did we spend bailing out the Airline industry?
  12. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands
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    You guys are all banned for jacking my thread. No soup for you.
  13. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    Moderator Note: This thread is for discussion of the politics behind and involved with the article. To discuss the 4G aspect of the thread, please go HERE.
  14. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert

    Not so fast . . .

    First, I would like more information. No reason to assume what the president does or will do in this specific case is actually good for the country. No reason to assume it is not, either.

    Where is he going to get this additional spectrum? Anyone know the specific frequencies? I see amateur radio taking a hit, but I might be wrong. So sad for us all if that happens.

    Bob Maxey
  15. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    Everything always looks good on paper. Until its implemented and never looks or does like it did on that piece of paper.

    So we have 4G service everywhere. People without jobs to pay for the phones to use this great service kinda makes it useless for many. Or is obama Going to promise a Smartphone in every home. Like Hoover said A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.

    How about stop with the gimmicks for raising money. Just Do their job and stop spending money we dont have.
  16. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

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  17. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    sounds good
    don know whats the story with 4G over here
    wish the EU will sort it out and stick it to the carriers
  18. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    This is a good idea. I hope it turns out well!
  19. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Well, this IS the politics subforum.

    And while the claim may be to lower the deficit, won't taxes have to be spent before projected benefits ensue?
  20. cjr72

    cjr72 Android Enthusiast

    "High Speed" rail is doomed to be a boondoggle in the US. Outside of the northeast corridor and a few other areas the US population is not really dense enough to support it. Most will still have to commute in their cars. On top of that for truly high speed rail dedicated tracks will have to be built separate from tracks that freight trains use. Environmentalism, NIMBYism and the politics of eminent domain on top of the inevitable cost overruns that plague tax payer funded infrastructure projects will make the cost of dedicated tracks prohibitive. So we'll end up with "high-speed" rail that only does about 70mph which isn't fast enough to replace air travel.

    Why High-Speed Trains Don't Make Sense - Newsweek

    A 'high-speed' boondoggle - NYPOST.com
  21. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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