If it ain’t broke, we can always count on unelected federal bureaucrats to “fix” it. And it appears that the Internet as we know it is about to be forever changed. That’s why a delay in the 5-member vote, scheduled for this Thursday and expected to pass, has been requested by the FCC’s two GOP members. Why the concern? Think ObamaCare for the web. And that should frighten us all, because Mr. Obama, like an overbearing, meddling in-law, has his hands all over the regs. From The Wall Street Journal:
“The big politicization came when President Obama in November demanded that the supposedly independent FCC apply the agency’s most extreme regulation to the Internet.”
What is that reg, you may ask? Well, FCC Chair Tom Wheeler‘s plan, released to his fellow commissioners ahead of the February 26th vote, is significantly tougher than the regs he initially outlined in 2014, and shared with the public, and are suspiciously similar to the approach Mr. Obama publicly called for last November.
“The more than 300 pages of new regulations are secret, but Mr. Wheeler says they will subject the Internet to the key provisions of Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, under which the FCC oversaw Ma Bell.”
And that’s bad. Very, very bad. The phrase “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan” comes to mind.
I fully trust the regulation of the internet to the same government which can't build a website with a working backend. #NetNeutrality
— Stephen Green (@VodkaPundit) February 23, 2015
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) February 21, 2015
Me, too. Here’s why: