more reason to love john mccain
OKAY, SO I’M USUALLY MUM ON POLITICAL ISSUES. OR MOSTLY MUM. AND THIS IS NOT EXACTLY A PRESSING NATIONAL ISSUE, BUT IT’S THE KIND OF ISSUE THAT GETS MY ATTENTION BECAUSE IT TOUCHES MY HEART, MIND AND POCKETBOOK. I LOVE JOHN MC CAIN. HE’S GOT PRINCIPLES. AND HE’S NOT A COMPLETELY CONSERVATIVE PSYCHOPATH.
The solution to high cable bills isn’t price controls or additional government regulation. It is more competition and more choice. For that reason, Congress should pass the proposed Consumers Having Options in Cable Entertainment Act — the CHOICE Act — which is being introduced today. It would allow cable companies to compete nationally for your business (rather than only at the local level) in exchange for agreeing to offer channels a la carte, either individually or in smaller bundles.
The Government Accountability Office has found that cable rates are 15% lower when a community has at least two companies competing for consumers. The Federal Communications Commission found that consumers could lower their monthly cable bill by as much as 13% if they had a la carte programming options.