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Harry Reid Remains Obstinately, Perversely Insistent on Taxing the Internet

Seton Motley | Less Government

Gently Bringing
Harry Reid to Bipartisanship

As we asked last week – who says bipartisanship is dead?

The allegedly “do-nothing”Republican-led House of Representatives has actually done a lot of good stuffa lot of it bipartisan in nature.

“We’ve put together a helpful list of bipartisan bills (Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid) can start with that have passed the House with over 250 votes and are stuck sitting idly in the Senate. The do-nothing Senate really must do-better,(Congressman Eric) Cantor spokeswoman Megan Whittemore said.

Therein lies the problem. Senator Reid remains an obstinate obstruction to advancing good legislation. He only moves bills that lessen our freedom – and lighten our wallets.

On November 1 – and remember, Election Day is November 4 – a since-1998 federal moratorium on Internet-only taxes ends. Meaning you and I will pay the government even more coin to surf the World Wide Web. More

Government Commission That Wants to Commandeer Control of the Internet Just Had Their Website Crash – Twice

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Brought to You by the People Who Want to Uber-Regulate the Internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has already been twice unanimously rebuked by the D.C. Circuit Court in previous attempts to impose Network Neutrality.

Their response to these clear demonstrations of their lack of juice? President Barack Obama appointee FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is considering power grabbing the entire orchard – to then squeeze Net Neutrality (and all private investment) out of it.

The grove in question is the entire World Wide Web – to be infected by the government’s imposition of Title II Reclassification.

Title II is the uber-regulatory superstructure with which we have strangled landline phones you know, that bastion of technological and economic innovation. Which do you find more impressive your desktop dialer or your smartphone?

Title II regulations date back to at least the 1930s so you know they’ll be a perfect fit for the ultra-modern, incredibly dynamic, expanding-like-the-universe World Wide Web.

This would be the most detrimental of all Information Superhighway road blocks. Rather than the omni-directional, on-the-fly innovation that now constantly occurs, Title II is a Mother-May-I-Innovate, top-down traffic congest-er. Imagine taking a 16-lane Autobahn down to just a grass shoulder. More

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

Seton Motley | Less Government

The New Faces of Bipartisanship

Unanimous Supreme Court rulings are certainly noteworthy.  When a case lines up every single Justice – appointed by Democrats and Republicans both – the decision must be unbelievably clear cut.

Nine-to-nothings don’t happen very often.  The ever-overreaching Barack Obama Administration, however, is in historic fashion racking them up.  And they ain’t in its favor.

So there is bipartisanship in Washington – against this Administration.

When even the two Justices you just appointed – Sonya Sotomayor and Elena Kagan – are voting against you, just how far from the Constitutional path have you strayed? More

Obama Administration Wants to Party on the Internet Like It’s 1934

Seton Motley | Less Government

The Looming Line for Internet Access

Eighty years ago. The depths of the Great Depression. Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt blindly flailing around, throwing ever more government-centric “solutions” at the growing list of problems. Each new centrally-planned effort making matters worse – and the Depression last longer.

Remember, Ladies and Gentlemen, Hideki Tojo ended the Depression – FDR elongated it by more than a decade.

Begat in all of this failed government uber-action was the Communications Act of 1934. The anniversary of which current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler just decided to celebrate.

Eighty years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Communications Act of 1934, creating the FCC – so what’s Chairman Tom Wheeler doing? He’s throwing a party for all the past FCC chairs, commissioners and key staff.

We’ll move past the fact that the Barack Obama Administration is commemorating the creation of a now ridiculously overreaching entity that a great many people – including a former Commissioner or two – think should no longer exist. More

Video: The FCC’s Plan To Steamroll State Laws Against Government Broadband

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Federalism? What’s Federalism?

The 2009 “Stimulus”bill contained $7.2 billion for local government broadband – the federal government giving city, county and municipal governments money to get into the Internet Service Provider (ISP) business.

Shocker – government broadband is a disaster. It already was, for years before the 2009 “Stimulus”- which just funded many, many more disasters.

Everyone in Utah may be charged $20 a month to bail out UTOPIA – their woefully mis-named, decade-long disaster government broadband project.

Provo, Utah government broadband iProvo lost tens of millions – and then Google swooped in and purchased everything for one dollar.

Shocker – Google loves government broadband. More

Uber-Left Free Press’ ‘Net Neutrality’ Isn’t What Most Supporters Think It Is

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Clearly Media Marxists Don’t Watch Greatness

In the cinematic classic “The Princess Bride,” Inigo Montoya utters the now oft-repeated “You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Uber-Left government-media outfit Free Press is highly practiced in this disingenuous art.  Their name is one shining example.  It sounds good, but when you find out for what they actually stand – not so much.

And they use “Net Neutrality” one way publicly to engender support for the already heinous policy – but their ultimate intent with it is something drastically different, and dramatically worse.

Free Press’ presented Net Neutrality persona sounds benign and innocuous. More

HBO Pseudo-News Anchor John Oliver Gets Net Neutrality Fundamentally Wrong

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Long on Humor – Short on Facts

So it turns out there that something doesn’t have to be true to be funny.

Many a thinking American – who knows media bias – finds the following perversely appropriate.

Young Get News From Comedy Central

Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, Dan Rather … and Jon Stewart?

Readers over 30 might scoff at Stewart’s inclusion – assuming they know who he is. For many under 30, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” is, improbably, a source for news. More

What’s Even Worse than Net Neutrality? Government Internet Reclassification to Do It

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The Administration’s Glove of Choice

We are almost six years into the Barack Obama Administration. This president has been almost undoubtedly the worst ever at exceeding his Constitutional authority.

A phone and a pen” are not magical – the president still has to adhere to the document to which he swore an oath. If he wants 2014 to be “a year of action,” he needs to find common ground with Congress and sign laws they pass. Not unilaterally jam us with dictatorial fiats.

There have already been too many such power grabs to even contemplate – and there are more, even larger ones coming.

Like, say, commandeering control of the World Wide Web. Behold Title II Reclassification.

The hardcore Media Marxist Left wants President Obama’s Federal Communications Commission to unilaterally change – for the worse – how the government regulates the Internet. Which would be an egregious violation of existing law – the 1996 Telecommunications Act. More

The Left’s Latest Lie: A Huge New Government Power Grab = ‘Keeping Things the Same’

Seton Motley | Less Government

What a Drag

The Internet has in lightning-fast fashion become a free speech-free market Xanadu. Arguably no human endeavor in history has blossomed so beautifully, so rapidly.

It has done so with absolutely zero Network Neutrality regulations. There have never, ever been any such regulations actually in place.

If ever there were a definition of “unnecessary” - Net Neutrality regs is it.

Yet the Left has histrionically insisted for more than a decade that without such regs – the Internet as we enjoy it would simply cease to be. More

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