“You know what sucks? Cable television. Why do I have to buy 140 channels I don’t watch in order to get 10 channels I want? I mean, I pay like $75 per month for those 150 channels. That is 50 cents each. Why can’t I just get my ten channels for $5? ”
“After all, that’s all I want: ESPN, Fox News, Blaze TV, TBS (Cubs), A&E (Walking Dead and Duck Dynasty)… you get the idea. I don’t want to pay for all those channels that I don’t watch. I mean, who the hell watches shopping networks? Why am I paying 50 cents each for six shopping channels? I hate that.”
“Those do-nothings in Congress should do something. They ought to pass a law that forces the cable companies to let me buy my channels a la carte. The fat cats at the cable company are screwing me and I don’t want to take it anymore. What they need is a dose of heavy handed regulation, that’s what they need! There ought to be a law!”
If the above sounds reasonable to you, welcome to Team Obama. You are Julia.
Look, cable television isn’t necessary for life. You have alternatives in free off air channels, streaming media, DVDs or, I dunno, reading a book. If a minor first-world-problem like how you purchase cable results in you immediately starting to think about acts of Congress, you really aren’t the libertarian sort. In fact, you are Julia and this guy is ready to take care of you and help remove all the tiny annoyances from your life.