$302 Million!

5:15 PM -- For just $575 a minute, you, too, can fund the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) .

From the PR pile, proof to the contrary that you always get what you pay for:

The President has submitted a budget to Congress that proposes fiscal year 2007 funding for the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) of $302,542,000.

The requested FY 2007 funding level would provide sufficient funds to cover mandatory increases in salaries and benefits and inflationary increases for office space rental, supplies, printing, postage, and contractual services. The requested funding level would also provide for funding to conduct an outreach campaign to educate consumers about the impact and benefits of the transition to Digital Television (DTV). In addition, the requested funding level would allow the Commission to replace Mobile Digital Direction Finding (MDDF) vehicles that are used to support public safety entities (e.g., emergency responders, police, fire departments) in the resolution of harmful interference to their communications systems and to expand its oversight of the Universal Service Fund (USF).

Now, that's obscene.

— Phil Harvey, Dolla-a-Holla Editor, Light Reading

Lite Rock 12/5/2012 | 4:07:11 AM
re: $302 Million! Bernie Ebbers still not in jail is obscene.

The FCC budget is merely pathetic.

So help an old MCI guy out and give us some idea when he might be moving to the slammer, eh.

DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:07:11 AM
re: $302 Million! Maybe he'll wind up with a seat in Congress...

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