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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Why Can't the Public See Obama's Proposed Internet Regulations?

Republican senators Mike Lee, Ben Sasse, and Rand Paul have all been high profile opponents of the Obama administrations current plan to regulate the internet -- in particular, Lee has called the regulation a government "takeover" of the internet and says it amounts to a "a massive tax increase on the middle class, being passed in the dead of night without the American public really being made aware of what is going on.”

And when Lee says that the American public isn't aware of what's going on, that is in no way hyperbole. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has emerged as a hero for those opposed to the regulation because Pai has been taking to the airwaves decrying the fact that the public is not allowed to see 332 pages of proposed internet regulation before they are potentially passed. Pai's crusade to make the proposed regulations public is the theme of the the latest ad from Protect Internet Freedom:



Anonymous said...

why you say??? because he is our king and doesn't think it's your business. so butt out.

do you like that answer? if not, for crap sakes, do something about it.

this is nothing new and all people do is complain and never act.

Anonymous said...

Because the public is stupid.

Anonymous said...

Just B. Hussein OweBama and his agents trying to gut the most vibrant form of free speech on the way to total control of distribution and content of information that suits their purpose.

!st Amendment is in peril.

Anonymous said...

Everybody knows Obama is the smartest man in the world. Why should he have to explain every little detail to average people?

Anonymous said...

you do not understand the internet if you disagree with obama on this one.

Steve said...

1209, I understand the difference between the information I get here and the information totally missing from the MSM. I also know what the First Amendment is. By heart.

You do not understand the internet if you agree with Obama on this one.

Anonymous said...

Only after they see the affects will they suddenly cry foul. This is today's Americans. Don't care to pay attention to what's going on in D.C. until it's too late and affecting them personally.