Yes Congress is working to build a bridge across what apparently is a digital divide today. What's the digital divide you ask? Apparently books made with paper are sooo 20th Century. Today's kids need electronic books!
Markey's bill would bridge the so-called divide by "providing vouchers for broadband service to eligible students, to increase access to advanced telecommunications and information services for community colleges and head start programs, to establish a pilot program for discounted electronic books, and for other purposes."
This bill would create subsidies for poor kids to buy Kindles and iPads. Dear God, is there anything these people won't waste taxpayer dollars on?