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    Obama Administration Sues AT&T to stop its Merger with T-Mobile.

    Heartland Institute Reacts to Obama Administration Suit to Stop AT&T/T-Mobile Merger | The Heartland Institute

    But hey he's a business friendly president right? I mean how is this even close to constitutional...am I missing something here? It might raise cell phone prices so its justified to do it? You've got to be kidding...there's no way in hell this should be legal...like the government has never had any influence on raising the price on anything else in our daily lives huh? What a joke.
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    Re: Obama Administration Sues AT&T to stop its Merger with T-Mobile.

    Quote Originally Posted by DontDoIt View Post
    I mean how is this even close to constitutional...am I missing something here?
    Interstate commerce is regulated by the Federal Government. It's right in the Constitution. I mean, it says it.

    The merger is nationwide (not just in one state), therefore it is "interstate" and subject to the Federal Government's Constitutional authority to regulate interstate commerce.


    It might raise cell phone prices so its justified to do it? You've got to be kidding...there's no way in hell this should be legal...like the government has never had any influence on raising the price on anything else in our daily lives huh? What a joke.
    It's not about prices going up it's about competition. Competition is the lifeblood of a free market economy. It doesn't take a genius to figure that less competition is not good for a market economy.

    Conservatives love the market economy and Constitution, yet apparently you couldn't be bothered to understand either. At least not if it gets in your way of hating Obama.


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    Re: Obama Administration Sues AT&T to stop its Merger with T-Mobile.

    Cha-ching!...Check...win for rocket88.

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    Re: Obama Administration Sues AT&T to stop its Merger with T-Mobile.

    Well - I don't care. Businesses buy businesses up all the time, auction off and share assests. . . blend their scopes together.



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    Re: Obama Administration Sues AT&T to stop its Merger with T-Mobile.

    Quote Originally Posted by DontDoIt View Post
    Heartland Institute Reacts to Obama Administration Suit to Stop AT&T/T-Mobile Merger | The Heartland Institute

    But hey he's a business friendly president right? I mean how is this even close to constitutional...am I missing something here? It might raise cell phone prices so its justified to do it? You've got to be kidding...there's no way in hell this should be legal...like the government has never had any influence on raising the price on anything else in our daily lives huh? What a joke.
    Haven't you ever heard of the words "antitrust" "oligopoly" and "Baby Bells"?

    I doesn't take a genius to figure out the microeconomic effects of a duopoly (Verizon and AT&T) possessing 80% of the market share...
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    Re: Obama Administration Sues AT&T to stop its Merger with T-Mobile.

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Interstate commerce is regulated by the Federal Government. It's right in the Constitution. I mean, it says it.

    The merger is nationwide (not just in one state), therefore it is "interstate" and subject to the Federal Government's Constitutional authority to regulate interstate commerce.




    It's not about prices going up it's about competition. Competition is the lifeblood of a free market economy. It doesn't take a genius to figure that less competition is not good for a market economy.

    Conservatives love the market economy and Constitution, yet apparently you couldn't be bothered to understand either. At least not if it gets in your way of hating Obama.
    While I agree somewhat, The at&t - T-Mobile merger wouldn't create a monopoly by a long shot. Thus there is no grounds for the lawsuit in the first place.


    On a personal level, I hate the idea of at&t owning T-Mobile because I hate at&t.
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    Re: Obama Administration Sues AT&T to stop its Merger with T-Mobile.

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    While I agree somewhat, The at&t - T-Mobile merger wouldn't create a monopoly by a long shot. Thus there is no grounds for the lawsuit in the first place.


    On a personal level, I hate the idea of at&t owning T-Mobile because I hate at&t.
    T-mobil isn't that big, anyway - are they?

    At&T bought out Cingular a few years ago and the world didn't end - or did it?
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    Re: Obama Administration Sues AT&T to stop its Merger with T-Mobile.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    T-mobil isn't that big, anyway - are they?

    At&T bought out Cingular a few years ago and the world didn't end - or did it?
    T-Mobile is not as big as Verizon or At&t, but bigger than Sprint.
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    Re: Obama Administration Sues AT&T to stop its Merger with T-Mobile.

    nice graphic:

    web-at&t22.jpg

    Yeah, I can kinda see the part where the competition gets reduced...

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    Re: Obama Administration Sues AT&T to stop its Merger with T-Mobile.

    This is perfectly constitutional, it says it right in the constitution
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