Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Fairness, equality, and neutrality are all concepts that Republicans hate more than Nancy Pelosi. Case and point:
Net Neutrality Rift Erupts Ahead of Historic FCC Open Internet Decision
A blurb for ya...
Many advocates of net neutrality believe that the most effective way to ensure the principles — in the long term — is through new legislation from Congress. But with anti-regulatory Republicans taking over the House of Representatives, there is virtually no chance of that happening for at least two years. So, advocates say, it’s up to Genachowski.
Republicans have been lashing out at possible FCC action since the spring. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the outspoken Tennessee Republican who sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee pledged Tuesday to overturn the rules. “This is a hysterical reaction by the FCC to a hypothetical problem,” Blackburn said in a statement. Genachowski “has little if any congressional support for net neutrality.”
Since being elected in 2002, Rep. Blackburn has received $114,000 in total campaign donations from AT&T, Verizon, and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, her second, third, and fifth top career contributors, respectively, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
As Congressman Blackburn and right-wing Republicans worship at the altar of capitalism, Americans will lack what it takes to really make the free market work: perfect information.