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Think Three Unelected Bureaucrats Should Raise Taxes Whenever They Want?

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Lovely

That’s what Title II Reclassification of the Internet means. And that’s what President Barack Obama wants – so as to then impose Network Neutrality. Last month, President Obama said:

I believe the (Federal Communications Commission) FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act….

Let’s ignore for a moment the fact that the FCC is supposed to be an independent agency – removed from the influence of politicians and political pressure. President Obama dropping this bomb is a nigh unprecedented overt effort to exert influence on the Commission’s allegedly non-partisan, fact-based deliberations.

Let’s ignore the fact that Congress passed law – signed by then-President Bill Clinton – that classified the Internet the way it is currently classified. Thus only Congress can Re-classify it. This would be yet another unilateral Obama Administration fiat.

Let’s ignore the fact that how Congress classified the Internet has already been adjudicated up to and through the Supreme Court – and the Court ruled it’s classified as it’s classified. More

Three New Ways Government Threatens to Tax the Internet – As Soon As Thursday

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Taxes Are Even More Frequent Than They Appear

Perhaps the only thing government loves more than spending our money – is taking it.

The spending has long since passed absurdly astronomical levels. The Feds alone spend about $4 TRILLION a year. Governments in total are spending about 36% of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – everything everyone in the nation combined creates.

As we know, government is absolutely loathe to reduce spending.

Nancy Pelosi: There is Nothing Left to Cut in the Budget

That’s perversely easy to say when Washington operates under the bizarre assumption that it spends every current penny wisely and well – using “incremental budgeting.”

In traditional incremental budgeting (Historic Budgeting), departmental managers justify only variances versus past years, based on the assumption that the “baseline” is automatically approved.

Rather than behaving like just about every private sector entity on the planet – which uses zero-based budgeting. More

Politico Gets the Lede Way Wrong – and The Hill Buries It

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May the Farce Be With You As Well

As we’ve often discussed, the Tech World Media is just as hopelessly Leftist and lost as the broader Jurassic Press.

They so often get it so very wrong – often because their absurd political perspective warps their alleged “reporting.”

Saturday gave us two additional exquisite examples – one each in Politico and The Hill.

Politico’s headline and sub-head are simply ridiculous.

GOP’s Tech Hurdle: They Don’t Always Get It

2016 candidates want tech money but clash with industry on policy.

Umm…it’s a big industry – with a lot of companies with a lot of policy issues they would like addressed. More

The Government Assaults the ‘Big Dogs’ – To Advantage the Biggest Dog of Them All

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Yes, This Stands in Front of
Google Headquarters

One of the largest myths going is that government helps the Little Guy.

On its face this is patently absurd. More government – taxes and/or regulations – raises the costs of everything for everyone. The Big Guys are far better equipped to absorb the punishment – while the Little Guys are pummeled into un-existence.

Then there’s the Crony Socialism – it’s not Crony Capitalism, because it has very little to do with capitalism. Wherein Big Guys – who have the wherewithal – bend government policy to their will. To their advantage – and against that of the Little Guys seeking to compete with them. For instance:

Green Scam: 80% of Green Energy Loans Went to (President Barack) Obama Donors

Crony Socialists Looking to Ban Online Gambling Don’t Seem to Realize It’s a WORLD WIDE Web

Obama Donor’s Firm Hired to Fix Health Care Web Mess It Created

Obama Crony Wins Contract to Give Phones to Jobless

Obama’s United Auto Workers Bailout

Which brings us to the ridiculous Network Neutrality political rhetoric being extruded by the Obama Administration. More

VIDEO: Like Gruber’s ObamaCare, the Net Neutrality They’re Selling Isn’t the One They’ll Foist Upon Us

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Just Push Play

Unless you only get your news via the Jurassic Press – or you are a government school victim who as a result doesn’t pay attention to anything at all – you are now intimately familiar with the on-camera stylings of Jonathan Gruber.

Gruber is a college professor, and virulently anti-Americanplease pardon the redundancy. He teaches alleged Economics at the allegedly esteemed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – when he’s not gleaning nearly $6 million in consulting fees from the federal government.

And he is a primary architect of ObamaCare. From 2011:

How the White House Used Gruber’s Work to Create Appearance of Broad Consensus

The videos now serially surfacing show Gruber his own self detailing what a scam ObamaCare is – and how it had to be a scam because we Americans are too stupid to recognize its greatness. More

Internet Reclassification: President Obama Tosses Another Grenade After Second Election Shellacking

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You Asked For It

President Barack Obama this morning released a statement calling for his Administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – allegedly an independent agency – to execute a unilateral, complete rewrite of existing law.

He wants reclassification of how the Internet is regulated – so as to then impose Network Neutrality. Twice before the FCC has tried to impose Net Neutrality – twice it was unanimously rejected as overreaching by courts.

The law – the 1996 Telecommunications Act – classifies the Internet as lightly-regulated Title I. And does not authorize the FCC to impose Net Neutrality.

The President wants his FCC – all by itself – to shove it under uber-heavily-regulated Title II. Which applies 1934 Telecom Act land line phone law and regulations to the future-forward World Wide Web. More

Democrats Also Aided, Abetted and Protected Obama’s Illegal Power Grabs

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The President and
One of His Congressional Democrats

Happy Election Day Eve, All.

Republican prospects look fairly decent tomorrow. Not really for anything they’ve done or said – but because of how terrible Democrats look.

Especially in the reflective light of woefully unpopular President Barack Obama.

Obama Hits Career Lows in Favorability, Empathy

Obama’s Low Approval Rating Casts Shadow Over Democrat Races

The President Obama shadow is so deep over the Democrats’ heads – because they’ve spent nearly all their time standing so close to him.

Vulnerable Senate Democrats Almost Always Voted With Obama

(A)ll of the most vulnerable Democrats voted with President Obama at least 96 percent of the time….

And as President Obama ramped up his unilateral, end-around-Congress power grabs – Democrats actually helped him ensure their irrelevancy. More

Congressional Dems Begging Obama Admin to by Fiat Do Their Jobs

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And No One Else’s

We have spent just about all of the Barack Obama Administration decrying its myriad abuses of powers it doesn’t have.

Don’t Forget Obama’s Imperial Fiats

Twenty 9-0 Supreme Court Rulings Against – Obama Prepares Even More Power Grabs

Often, the font of these power grabs are President Obama executive orders.

Obama: I Will Use My Pen and Phone to Take on Congress

Obama: I Won’t Stop Issuing Executive Orders

The Executive Branch is called that for a reason – it executes laws, it does not write them.

Every Executive Branch Department, Agency, Commission and Board is actually a creation and creature of the Legislative Branch – Congress. None of these arms of the Leviathan can do anything unless and until Congress passes laws giving them the authority.

These laws also establish the parameters within which the agencies are supposed to work – limiting the flights of regulatory fancy we now so frequently see. More