Gov Rick Perry Joins List Of Republicans That Don’t Understand Net Neutrality
Gov Rick Perry joins the list of Republicans who have no idea what Net Neutrality is, but they do know that President Obama is for it so they are against it.
For the record: the Internet was not around during the Great Depression, but the Texas Governor is going with that and a few other falsehoods.
“President Obama’s call to saddle 21st century technology with outdated, unnecessary regulations from the era of the Great Depression is alarming and will stifle innovation and growth,” Perry said in a statement, attributing Texas’ prosperity to “regulatory certainty and major private investments in critical technology infrastructure.”
“Instead, we should embrace a business and regulatory climate that encourages competition and empowers consumers with greater choice and access to high-speed Internet and all the business, consumer, education and health care benefits that come with it,” he said.
Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, also of Texas, called net neutrality “Obamacare for the Internet” after Obama’s announcement.
It’s obvious that Tea Party Ted has no idea what Net Neutrality is either:
“Net Neutrality” is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) November 10, 2014
Follow the money:
Some of the Republicans who criticized net neutrality most vocally this week have also collected big donations from the telecom industry. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) received $317,825 from these companies, while incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) received $159,925. The five members of Congress who received the biggest donations from this group are all Republicans.
I found this video at Liberal America, and it takes only 4 minutes to understand what this topic is about.
Net Neutrality gives you more freedom. It doesn’t take freedom from you.
Burnt Orange Report reports:
With net neutrality, it is not up to private companies to control access to corners to its preferred corners of the Internet. The web remains a free and open space, which is ironically what Perry is defending dishonestly. The Internet is a unique access-dependent and expression-heavy medium that requires new laws, like net neutrality, to maintain its integrity.
H/T: LL’s Mod God @Mea_Mark with thanks. [su_center_ad]