said by danclan:i dont want the government to "take care of" me. i want it to leave me the hell alone. it was never created to coddle the people, only to protect their liberties from other people and governments. a voluntary contract or trade between 2 companies, 2 individuals, or a company and an individual is the product of a market no government could ever begin to understand. why do people continue insisting that a government of faceless, largely unelected paper pushers knows better than you, i, or these companies whats in our own self interests? if you can't predict markets, neither can a government, yet the government has the ability to try, and it always fails. every single time. if preventing 1 company from providing a benefit to its customers (streaming xbox TV not counting against caps) is considered "consumer protection", then leave me the hell alone. i think can take care of my self, thanks.
It give the government a massive amount of power and there is nothing it about size or limits of. It in fact allows the government to take care of its people in pretty far reaching ways and means.