Amen Old3eyes... what a sham. Its hard enough to get 1 person to show up to work on time, let alone OVER 350 MILLION to purchase a special ("magical") box for their TV's, when they are still intangled with cave-man tactics of positioning bunny ears. This is the all encompassing problem of government on all levels; they madate something, run out of money (GASP! just print more... pathetic) then change their minds, and then decide to hand out even more welfare based tv (food) vouchers like America somehow needs another hand out in order to sustain their TV addiction.
Since when was plopping down in front of a television a right that the government was meant to uphold and defend? Free speech, the right to own arms, assembly... sure.... sure... but um, a subsidized program that promotes a certain signal for broadcasting becomes a nanny state dictated policy that is backed by tax-payer (government) dollars? Riiiight.
At any rate, I'm sure this will be the first massively impactful policy Barry places into effect once he is christened, of many to come. Perhaps in the first week of his presidency he can also tackle daunting social and economical critical issues such as, where the socks go in the dryer, and perhaps if he has time between photo shoots for every known magazine and news network, he can also form a special committee to look into creating a 98th version of a bailout for folks who just can't afford 72'' plasma HDTV's to go with their shiny new convertor box.