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How is Prohibiting Consumers from Getting Free Stuff Pro-Consumer?

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The Official Sign of Government – And ‘Consumer Groups’ Everywhere

The Media Marxist Left pushing the terrible Internet policy known as Network Neutrality oft are absurdly called “consumer groups.”

Major U.S. Consumer Groups Support (Federal Communications Commission) FCC Action on Net Neutrality

They want Net Neutrality because they want a single-payer government Web – they want the government to be your sole Internet Service Provider (ISP).

“(T)he ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.

How is that pro-consumer?  I’m fairly sure consumers of Veterans Administration services wouldn’t think it is. More

Let’s Not Put the People in Charge of the Veterans Administration in Charge of the Internet

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Or the Entire Web?

The Veterans Administration (VA) has been a disaster since just about its inception.  Because it is government-only monopoly single-payer health care.  Championed by the exact same people dying to impose it on all the rest of us.

Then-Community Organizer Barack Obama: 

“I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer…universal health care plan.

“I don’t think we’re going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately.  There’s going to potentially be some transition process.

Does that “transition process” look like this?

Millions of Americans Are Losing Their Health Plans Because of ObamaCare

74% Of ObamaCare Sign-Ups Were Previously Insured More

The Bigger the Government – the Worse the Economy

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The Bite Keeps Getting Bigger

We’ve seen it in too many sectors of the economy to possibly mention – both domestically and internationally. The greater the government involvement in an economic sector – the greater the ensuing economic damage. To that sector – and the broader economy.

Every additional upward ratchet of the government regulatory winch (it is rarely wound down) lessens the ability of the sector to grow – then to even exist.

For the Left, these are assaults on the economy to effect an ideological outcome – its total government-ization. They want the government running everything. ObamaCare, anyone?

The Twentieth Century showed us again and again that the results are disastrous. Facts to which the Left remains impervious in the Twenty-First. More

The Media’s One-Side-Fits-All Approach to Net Neutrality

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The Media’s Coverage of Net Neutrality – Short and to the Left

What at times is worse than the Jurassic Press not covering something?  The Jurassic Press covering something.

The all-encompassing government-Internet-power-grab that is Network Neutrality rarely gets outside-the-Tech-World media attention.  But Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in Democrat Party-line fashion to begin its process of imposing it.  This was a big enough deal that it garnered over-the-weekend Big Media coverage from ABC (with a Bloomberg assist) and PBS (with a Washington Post assist).

And it will shock you to learn that they only provided the pro-regulation side of the discussion – leaving out myriad essential points that are at cross-purposes with their government-growth efforts.

Their reporting was in fact so warped that – as huge as the FCC’s power grab is – there was palpable upset that the Commission didn’t go further.  And hope that it will increase its overreach as the process moves forward. More

Media Marxists Persuading the Government to Execute its Hugest Internet Power Grab Yet

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The Left’s Ultimate Internet Objective

Allow me to (re)introduce you to the hardcore Leftists rabble rousing for a full-on government takeover of the World Wide Web.

Theirs is now an all-out push to have the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “Reclassify” the Internet – so as to then impose the utterly unpopular Network Neutrality.

All 95 Pro-Net-Neutrality-Pledge Democrats Lost On Tuesday – and Pledge Group Raised Less Than $300 On It (in 2010)

Net Neutrality: The Kid Sitting By Himself in the High School Cafeteria

“Reclassification” means unilaterally shoving the Web out from under the existing light-touch Title I rules the 1996 Telecommunications Actplaced upon it – which have allowed it to blossom into the free speech-free market Xanadu we all know and love. More

Rushing to Regulate: Democrat Rosenworcel is Right – So She Should Vote ‘No’ on Net Neutrality

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The Horse Agrees

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Democrat Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel yesterday made a very good point.

Rosenworcel: Delay Vote on Net Neutrality Rules

Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to delay his planned May 15 vote on a draft of new network neutrality rules by at least a month….

“His proposal has unleashed a torrent of public response. Tens of thousands of e-mails, hundreds of calls, commentary all across the Internet….

“We need to respect that input and we need time for that input.  So while I recognize the urgency to move ahead and develop rules with dispatch, I think the greater urgency comes in giving the American public opportunity to speak right now, before we head down this road. More

Net Neutrality III Is Huge Government Heinous

Seton Motley | Less Government

Trillions of Tentacles –
One for Every Myopic Facet of
Your Life

The Barack Obama Administration is back at it – yet another Big Government power grab is in the works.

The Administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is yet again resurrecting Network Neutrality – an all-encompassing Internet usurpation twice unanimously killed by court as an illegal overreach.

Court Backs Comcast Over FCC on ‘Net Neutrality’

Verizon Wins Net Neutrality Court Ruling Against FCC

Net Neutrality III does in fact acknowledge and allow for a basic economic precept: More

The Impediment to Better Farm Policy? The Farm Lobbies – Here, and in Places Like Japan

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Worn By Crony Socialists
The World Over

We Conservatives rightly and righteously loathe our every five-year renewal of the Farm Bill.  It is a Franklin Delano Roosevelt-New Deal relic, filled to the rim with more protectionism than anyone not getting government checks could possibly stomach.

We just in February renewed this anti-free market folly.  So we’re again mired in this mess.  We thus need to spend the intervening years working to undermine the tenets of this legislative absurdity.

Since we’re locked down domestically, the way to do that is internationally.  Because what was in the 1930s merely a domestic policy disaster has become – with the explosion of a global market for all things – an international omni-pockmarked heinousness.

Protectionism begets protectionism.  Subsidies and tariffs are matched – and exceeded – by subsidies and tariffs.  Lather, rinse, repeat.  So let’s tear down these walls, shall we?

Except we’re running into some foreign obstinance. More

A Key Ingredient in the Left’s Wins: Persistence

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The Left’s
Policy Approach Patriarch

In the late, great Harold Ramis’ cinematic classic “Animal House,” perpetual Faber College student John Blutarsky succinctly summed up the Left’s approach to policy.

Over? Did you say ‘over?’ Nothing is over until we decide it is!  Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!…

It ain’t over now, ’cause when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Who’s with me? Let’s go! Come on!….

Note the Left’s characteristic (historical) accuracy.

Bluto fictitiously rode this philosophy to the Senate.  Several Leftists have in real-life taken it all the way to the White House.  Too many to count have infested Congress and elected offices all over the country.

The Left has made an art form out of the maxim “If at first you don’t succeed – try, try again.”  They perpetually push terrible, government-expanding policies – and no number of failures deters them from pushing until they win.

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It’s Groundhog Day – Again: Government Taking Third Stab at Net Neutrality Power Grab

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We Hope This Power Grab is Also Headed Over the Cliff

This is at once obnoxious and pathetic.

Wheeler Tees Up Net Neutrality for May Meeting

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Wednesday that he would be circulating a draft of the FCC’s new network neutrality rules to the other commissioners Thursday (April 24).

This is their third attempt at this particular power garb.  It’s becoming fetishistic.

There was 2007.

Court Backs Comcast Over FCC on ‘Net Neutrality’

And there was 2010.

Verizon Wins Net Neutrality Court Ruling Against FCC

Yet here we remain – stuck in government overreach Groundhog Day.
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