“Free” WiFi

I found two links to this BusinessWire story this morning; one at /. and the other at Boing Boing about the island country of Niue rolling out nationwide “free” wireless networking. Why can’t people understand that nothing from the government is ever free? Anything provided by government was paid for from the money seized from the citizens in taxes. And in most countries that have “progressive” tax policies, the majority of that money was taken from the “wealthy.” So everyone now has “free” wifi because some working stiff had to pony up to the tax man.