Quote:"How much are your private conversations worth to the U.S. government? Turns out, it can be a lot"Read more: usatoday.com
"AT&T, for example, imposes a $325 "activation fee" for each wiretap and $10 a day to maintain it. Smaller carriers Cricket and U.S. Cellular charge only about $250 per wiretap. But snoop on a Verizon customer? That costs the government $775 for the first month and $500 each month after that"
Outrageous! For $775 the first month and $500 thereafter, I'll personally record not only my phone calls, but every time I take a dump as an added bonus and turn it all over to them at the end of every month.
There is a cost benefit ratio to everything, but big government does not quite grasp that concept.