Obama administration has decided to move ahead with its socialist transformation of America through federal fiat
Obama Rule by Fiat to Begin with Net Neutrality
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Apparently Obama has had it up to here with the whole American people know best deal. Ignoring the resounding message sent by voters only a couple weeks ago, the Obama administration has decided to move ahead with its socialist transformation of America through federal fiat starting with Net Neutrality as soon as next month.
In what is sure to become a test study in the use of federal regulations to sidestep the influence of Congress, Politico has reported that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will release an outline of his proposal next Wednesday that all internet traffic is to be treated equally. Whether it is streaming porn to a cell phone or life saving remote surgery by physicians, privately owned internet providers will no longer be able to determine priority for select customers and services as is common in almost every other industry in existance… it’s kind of like Marxism for your computer.
Internet providers argued successfully in court in 2009 that the FCC did not have the authority to interfere with their operations, but like the Gulf drilling moratorium, ever resourceful government bureaucrats were determined to get around the judge’s ruling. Genachowski was quoted as saying “We were on a course to adopt smart, sensible rules when we got a frustrating and seriously incorrect decision from the courts… (but) we have terrific, smart lawyers to figure out the best way” to manipulate the system.
Genachowski had internet providers reclassified as telecommunication companies allowing him to regulate them under decades old laws that were developed years before anyone had ever even dreamed of the information superhighway.
Taking advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday and the lame duck session, Genachowski hopes to force through his agenda before the newly elected Congress is in a position to challenge him. He is fully aware that Republicans, including Rep. John Upton who once argued the FCC does not have the “legal authority for such a blind power grab”, are dead set against Net Neutrality.
This is only the first step in rule by federal fiat by the Obama administration. Knowing full well that he has zero chance of being elected for a second term, Obama will continue to pursue his socialist agenda against the wishes of the American people. Economy killing energy taxes, amnesty for illegal aliens, Card Check, Fairness Doctrine, and who knows what other Marxist nonsense will high on his to do list with potentially calamitous consequences for our nation.