Good News. Obama Promises Gov't Oversight of Internet. What Could Go Wrong?
Remember how George W. Bush said something like "we have to abandon the free market in order to preserve it." Well, what Obama said today about the government regulating the internet is similar but even worse.
President Obama urged the US government to adopt tighter regulations on broadband service in an effort to preserve "a free and open Internet."The government will be neutral, y'know, kinda' like the IRS.
In a statement released Monday, Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to enforce the principle of treating all Internet traffic the same way, known in shorthand as Net neutrality. That means treating broadband services like utilities, the president said, so that Internet service providers would be unable "to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas."