Some time ago my elderly relative and I were talking about her Honda
Accord. She advised me that when I get into my 70's, if I'm still
driving, to maybe consider leasing instead of buying. I never leased
a car but it got me to thinking about this.... Good or bad idea or
depends on what ???? I presume I could lease a Honda Accord down the
I've taken to leasing the last umpty years.
Check out the prices!
Assuming you drive average miles, you end up paying a small premium
for having almost zero maintenance issues, and the most up to date
But let the prices help you decide.
Personally I hate paying for my landline but I prefer DSL over cable.
I could live without the landline very well otherwise. DSL is/has
been 99% reliable and when we had cable (internet), I'd say 75%
reliable. And when cable didn't work they always wanted to replace
the cable and dig up the 100' of cable buried in our lawn. After 2 or
3 times, I said enough. They begged me to keep them when I said good
bye to them.
It depends on what one prefers. I pay the cost of TV and cell service
because I want them and can afford it, as I own a house with no
mortgage and no credit card bills to speak of. So if I chose to spend
$$$$ on these services, so be it.
One can also say there is no real need for broadband internet service,
yet there are very few that would want to do without it that currently
have it. It's a want, not a need.
Mainly for people who really can't afford it, I think. Unfortunately
I run into many people with expensive phone, TV and broadband plans who
live from paycheck to paycheck and maxed out credit cards and then they
blame others for their financial problems. Typical Dem voters.
Those guys writing to that web sites would not know what objectivity
is if it hit them between the eyes. Just look up the wiki on their board
of directors. A bunch of leftist academics.
And not really right, because the purpose of the government is not to
make a profit for the stockholders, but to plan long-term for the
citzens and state. Immediate profit should not be the consideration.
And how do we count the shareholders? One share per property-owning
white males as was the original intent? Maybe rich folks get many
the author of that piece is a guy called mike lofgren. to quote the
editor's note at the end of the article which you evidently never read:
"Mike Lofgren retired on June 17 after 28 years as a Congressional
staffer. He served 16 years as a professional staff member on the
Republican side of both the House and Senate Budget Committees."
hardly a "leftist academic".
Sorry, Jim, I am not impressed by congressional staffers changing colors
when some better opportunity comes along. Or maybe when their huge egos
feel underappreciated. Just the fact that this guy went straight to one
of the leftist orgs ("truth out", I just love such self-serving names!)
shows how firm his prior convictions must have been. Suddenly, the
little known GOP staffer became the darling of the liberal media. Might
even be a tell-all book in the works from him. But I leave it at that.
We are way off topic here.
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