Hey Remember That Net Neutrality You Said Was So Awesome?

Did you know you’re now eligible to be TAXED on your BROADBAND SERVICE? http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-broadband-fees-20150409-story.html#page=1 Congratulations!

Wow! Isn’t that what you wanted? So not only do you not have the right to see new innovation without FCC approval. Not only are ALL internet speeds throttled to whatever the FCC decides will be the highest rate ‘everyone’ can receive, because there are no permissible ‘fast lanes’ anymore. BUT, you get to pay a TAX to receive the very same service you already received, because the Federal Government had so much involvement in the creation of it.

Now, you may ask what did they do? Shut up Rube. Yep. This is the Federal Government, taking credit for private innovation and then taxing it until it cannot move. Reagan’s old punch line can now be invoked: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it.

I suspect it will be some time before the latter part comes into play. But that is, of course, the part of the equation that Google and the Crony Socialist Corporations were counting on when they supported this assault on our freedom of information.

Once again, I present to you the reality of Net Neutrality: http://megynkelly.us/a0k-content/uploads/2015/03/because-500×308.jpg

So you like Net Neutrality

I have to admit: IN THEORY, it’s a grand idea. All data treated equally. No user gets ignored. Sure.

In PRACTICE, it’s dumb. Why? Because if you think the people who brought you Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and have decided that Copyrights should exist until the sun is a cold cinder in space really give a flying carp about YOUR data, well I probably can’t help you. Except to point to this:


Yeah. So do you want your internet rates to go up tomorrow? Do you want the people who screwed up TV and your Phone have control of the internet?

Have fun with that.