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Old 05-11-2011, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post

lets face it This is why they were created - to bring us (the US) together. Just like rural electrification and tons of other regulations (old airline service comes to mine) and programs without which we would be at the mercy of geography and often ruthless corporations with different goals than public service. Electricity from the TVA is less than one third of what we pay thanks to Uncle Sam. Not trying to start a war here but there is some history and some real good reasons for some government services.
Just look at our railroads to see what kind of mess "competition" can create. Each railroad was/is its own fiefdom. Goods had to be handed off from one carrier to another to get anywhere. At least Eisenhower brought the country together with the interstate system of roads.