#1 NADER TO LIMBAUGH, GET OFF WELFARE (oh this is good)07-11-2008, 04:16 PMMugu (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Fri Jul-11-08 01:23 PM
NADER TO LIMBAUGH, GET OFF WELFARE
Edited on Fri Jul-11-08 02:09 PM by Mugu
Note to moderators,
sorry about the off-site link in previous post of this letter. Will be more careful in the future.
Dear Mr. Limbaugh,
The Associated Press reports your new contract with Premiere Radio Networks will enrich you with at least $38 million a year over the next eight years. You are making this money on the public property of the American people for which you pay no rent.
You, Rush Limbaugh, are on welfare.
As you know, the public airwaves belong to the American people. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to be our trustee in managing this property. The people are the landlords and the radio and TV stations and affiliated companies are the tenants.
The problem is that since the Radio Act of 1927 these corporate tenants have been massively more powerful in Washington, DC than the tens of millions of listeners and viewers. The result has been no payment of rent by the stations for the value of their license to broadcast. You and your company are using the public's valuable property for free. This freeloading on the backs of the American people is called corporate welfare.
It is way past due for the super-rich capitalist--Rush Limbaugh from Cape Girardeau, Missouri--to get himself off big time welfare. It is way past due for Rush Limbaugh as the Kingboy of corporatist radio to set a capitalist example for his peers and pay rent to the American people for the very lucrative use of their property.
You need not wait for the broadcast industry-indentured FCC and Congress to do the right thing. You can lead by paying a voluntary rent--determined by a reputable appraisal organization--for the time you use on the hundreds of stations that carry your words each weekday.
Payment of rent for the use of public airwaves owned by the American people is the conservative position. Real conservatives oppose corporate welfare. Real corporatists feed voraciously from hundreds of billions of dollars in corporate welfare gushing out of Washington, DC yearly.
Whose side are you on? Freeloading? Or paying rent for the public property you have been using free for many years?
I look forward to your response.
Edit to add link courtesy of cbayer Complete article
07-11-2008, 04:27 PM
It's a pretty damning indictment of Nader's political thought process when he stoops to lecturing entertainers on their use of the "public airwaves".
07-11-2008, 04:39 PM
Want to get attn: attack the #1 talk show host in the nation who, by the way, has done more for the American people than Nader has ever done. #2 make sure he's on air,and not a Friday when he's at the dentist getting surgery.#3 try not to look like your the next star of weekend at Bernies 5.
07-11-2008, 06:30 PM
OK asshats, here is your recipie for competing against rush:
Of course they are the public airwaves, you just need a million bucks, a whole team of lawyers, about 5 years of your time and you too can own a radio station. THen with YOUR transmitting equipment, you can broadcast what the hell you want as long as the money lasts.
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07-11-2008, 11:16 PM
Oh brother...Good going there Ralph. That had to be one of the most stupid little
screeds I've read in a while. Worthy of Will Pitt!!! :DMay the FORCE be with you!
07-11-2008, 11:58 PM
What Ralph is really pissed at is ,of course the free market.
He wants the government to force radio stations to pay them money when they are successful ( even thou the government is getting money from annual licencing fees).
Fore Rush to get " welfare " he'd have to be getting money from the government ( shades of NPR).
Instead Ralph wants the governemt to come in, in the name of " THE PEOPLE " and start shutting people down who can get more listeners in a fifteen minute segment then Ralph can gather at any of his $ 50,000 speeches. In other words, most people ( not including the Moombats who've seem to have forgiven him for the 2000 election) Don't care to listen to Ralph and his neo-communist rantings.
But like every left wing goof, Ralph just wants to silence all other voices but his own; Moonbats do love censorship, don't they.
So until the Moonbats shove through The renewed Fairness Doctrine, Americans at the moment can listen to anyone they choose, not just the ones the government tell you you can.
And fore the moment, I can still tell the Moonbats who want to censor everyone in site to collectivly pound sand up their ass and stay the f*ck out of my life.
Thanks for letting me rant :D
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