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Sprint Asks Obama to Set Up $2 Billion First-Responder Network

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Jan 16, 2009, 6:03 PM
This is TWO BILLION dollars!

Of OUR money.

The government gets enough of this already, why should we just keep pumping money into something that would not really ever be used?

This equipment would just sit around and become outdated. And with all the liberals already making it rain (with money) to all the businesses who "need" it, yet can't even have ANYONE account for where its going?!

This is an absurd plan. The idea in itself is positive, but is just way too much for something that wouldn't be that effective, or even useful.

Sprint probably saw the opportunity of having its own little bailout and decided to throw this out there in hopes that Obama will pull another TWO BILLION out of his a$$...which is both mine and your ...

Jan 16, 2009, 6:13 PM
Amen! Also the FCC needs to clean up the 700 Mhz D Block that it wants to use for a public safety network before it shells out billions on iDen.

Jan 16, 2009, 6:20 PM
We already pay ENOUGH in taxes just to see it go to waist in government grants, that liberals support or use incorrectly.

Now I'm not saying all liberals do this, but conservatives do sometimes. But most prime exaples of this all point fingers to the Left.

New Orleans-Hurricane Katrina

What happened? The entire city was pretty much destroyed because of the water. But some say, "shouldn't the levees and dams have done their job?"

Well they could have if the democratic mayor of N.O. used the money that he got from the government correctly.

BUT, instead of fixing and maintaining the dams and levees, he used the money to make public scenery better. So when the great people of New Orleans were in peril, they looked and...

Jan 16, 2009, 7:58 PM
I like when Rush Limbaugh comes to phonescoop to let his thoughts be known. Smile

Jan 17, 2009, 1:50 AM
I do have to agree with you, that is an absurd amount of money. I will say that I don't know how much all that equipment would cost. I would assume you probably only need enough on hand to cover 2 zones, with maybe a 20 mile radius.

I do have a feeling that this is kind of like Sprint asking for a bailout in disguise. At least they have a quasi-legitimate reason behind it.

The idea's good though. The company I work for has a mobile unit for hurricane relief. When they hit Texas, we were out the next day able to provide services to customers and mobile housing for workers to stay at.

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