I think Daniel J. Mitchell sums things up very nicely here. I feel about the same way.
Net neutrality as the president defines it is Net control.
Oh, I think this is on the money. All hell is going to break loose on foreign policy in the GOP as we get closer to 2016. Anyone who is studying political science right now in school is just going to have a blast over the next couple of years as this is slugged out. Grab the popcorn.
I am almost giddy.
In light of the current Net neutrality debate (and our stance on it) I thought I might share this short policy article from 12 years ago, written on the 5th anniversary of “Telecommunications Deregulation.”
Senator Franken sought to stem the blood loss on the issue of Net neutrality so he took to the airwaves on Sunday. Net neutrality was supposed to be a good issue to bring up in the wake of the crushing defeat of the Dems on November 4th. It hasn’t turned out that way.
The logic likely went something like this.
It has failed. It has failed for over 2 decades now.
But I attach an interesting debate featuring Peter Boockvar (in the Abenomics is a disaster camp) and David Zervos (in the Abenomics is proof that Keynesian huja buja works camp). They are diametrically opposed and it is fun to watch.
Indeed. Europe is pretty much in depression. So is Japan. (But so what’s new?) And by the way deflation is not necessarily a bad thing. We had mild price deflation through the most prosperous part of American history between the Civil War and the Fist World War. Things should naturally trend toward being less expensive as innovation increases, delivery streamlined, and competition increases.- Just had to get that in.
Yep, that’s the truth. Thank God for the Internet. You know, maybe it’s not such a good idea to have the FCC screw it up in the name of “net neutrality.”
Politics as we have known them in this country are shifting significantly. New coalitions are in the process of being built. It’s an exciting time.
The the gaggle of Dem insiders tries to compare Johnathan Gruber to David Stockman which is a joke. Stockman in the 80s was exposing how dysfunctional and large the government was (is), and how no one even in the Reagan Administration really wanted the government to shrink. Gruber on the other hand was schooling other political hacks on how to lie to the American people and take advantage of the fact that bureaucrats don’t know their hindquarters from a hole in the wall. Stockman was a kind of whistleblower, Gruber is a crony capitalist and basically everything government should not be.
Mika Brzezinski, not exactly a friend to Republicans, points out that the #oldmedia, the mainstream media, the dying media, the crony media was slow to cover the story, largely because (though she didn’t say it) the (old) media is overwhelmingly liberal and was complicit in selling Obamacare to the minority of Americans who could not see what a terrible idea it was.
The media likes Obamacare even if the American people don’t. Also, though this is again not said openly, the media generally agrees with Mr. Gruber’s tactics.