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Monday, March 12, 2012

The New Entitlement: “Universal Internet Access”

Despite being broke and bankrupt, the federal government is still concocting hugely expensive socialist schemes and programs.
Forget a defacto entitlement for contraception. The new hotness is universal internet access. Because we can’t just expect people do pay to download their own porn...U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the federal government “will do all we can” to support the use of technology in education because technology “can even the playing field” for low-income, minority and rural students who don’t have laptops and i-phones at home. “The future of American education undoubtedly includes a laptop on every desk and universal Internet access in every home. It definitely includes more on-line learning,” Duncan told a conference in Austin, Texas, last week. So, under the guise of improving education, the federal government is aiming at creating a universal entitlement for the internet. Because apparently our country isn’t broke enough without adding to the taxpayers’ pile of obligations.
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