Friday, August 25, 2006

Forever wasting time and money:

Members of the New York City Council are at it again. In their never-ending quest to turn the lowest position in politics to being the mommies and daddies of all of America, members of the New York City Council are protesting against CBS’s Survivor according to a story on MSNBC.

In case you didn’t hear this season’s Survivor is going to have its contestants broken into groups by race, including white, black, Asian and Latino. The obvious rating stunt is too much for the City Council who wants the show pulled. No matter what you think of the concept the City Council has no business dictating what any show should include especially when it’s aired across the whole country. In case the City Council hasn’t heard, their opinions when it comes to all of America is as significant as Angola’s opinion when it comes to U.S. foreign policy.

John Liu, the leader of this anti-survivor group, should let that organization called the FCC dictate television and instead focus on what the taxpayers pay them for. If the City Council spent half as much energy listening instead of talking people in the Bronx and other low income neighborhoods wouldn’t be paying $7 for a box of cereal at that local bodega and instead would be getting it cheaper at Wal-Mart. Or low income student would be given vouchers at half the cost the City spends on them now at public-school to go to the private school of their choice freeing up money in the budget to be spent elsewhere, like on healthcare.

That’s all too much to ask from this City Council though, instead they rather tell some person in Spokane what they should be watching on TV.

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