“Net neutrality distorts competition to benefit one group and disadvantage another—the very definition of crony capitalism.” ~ JeffEisenach
Demorats haven’t seen the rules for the FCC’s “net neutrality” proposal — all 332 pages of them — but they’re applauding the rules anyway. In just the fashion they did with ObamaKare, passed in the dead of night, unilaterally, and unable to see the bill itself — just like the FCC.
Essentially, the US controls the internet. We could cede power of course, but why would we? Oh right. It’s not “fair” for the US to actually have power, according to Mr Barack Hussein Obama. Again, it is all about his background, his raising and education. You need to read this to understand Mr Obama.
332 pages of regulations — why can’t we see them?
From the NationalReview.com:
FCC Chair Refuses to Testify before Congress ahead of Net Neutrality Vote
by Andrew Johnson
Two prominent House committee chairs are “deeply disappointed” in Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler for refusing to testify before Congress as “the future of the Internet is at stake.”
Wheeler’s refusal to go before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday comes on the eve of the FCC’s vote on new Internet regulations pertaining to net neutrality. The committee’s chairman, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), and Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton (R., Mich.) criticized Wheeler and the administration for lacking transparency on the issue.
“So long as the chairman continues to insist on secrecy, we will continue calling for more transparency and accountability at the commission,” Chaffetz and Upton said in a statement. “Chairman Wheeler and the FCC are not above Congress.”
If that isn’t bad enough, does anyone consider what I term “logical extensions” — ?
Who physically controls the internet? Who controls the tap, the faucet, the “shut-off” if you will? And how can this power be transferred?
Check your six, I always say.
From the NationalJournal.com:
Republicans Fear Net Neutrality Plan Could Lead to UN Internet Powers
by Brendan Sasso
The U.S. government’s plan to enact strong net neutrality regulations could embolden authoritarian regimes like China and Russia to seize more power over the Internet through the United Nations, a key Senate Republican warned Wednesday.
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune of South Dakota argued that by claiming more authority over Internet access for net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission will undermine the ability of the U.S. to push back against international plots to control the Internet and censor content.
Countries like Russia already have made it clear that they want the International Telecommunications Union or another United Nations body to have more power over the Internet, Thune said.
“It seems like reclassifying broadband, as the administration is doing, is losing a valuable argument,” Thune said at his panel’s hearing on Internet governance. “How do you prevent ITU involvement when you’re pushing to reclassify the Internet under Title II of the Communications Act, and is everyone aware of that inherent contradiction?”
Excellent questions but won’t be answered.
I have but one logical question:
If these regulations are so wonderful, so beneficent, then why the complete opacity? Why the stonewalling? Why the refusal to embrace transparency upon which, after all, Mr Barack Hussein Obama said his entire administration is based?
Easy answer: the FCC and Mr Obama want no pushback and NO, the regulations will NOT be beneficial for Americans.
Finally: the internet is NOT broken. Why are you insistent upon “fixing” it?
Simple as that.