Monday, September 21, 2009

Sen. Hutchison determined to kill Net Neutrality

The GOP's preference for corporations over the people is as predictable as the tides and as relentless as continental drift.

On the day that the FCC presented a set of guidelines that would protect consumers and Internet entrepeneurs from big telecom, a band of Republican senators got to work trying to kill Net Neutrality in its cradle.

"I am deeply concerned by the direction the FCC appears to be heading," Kay Bailey Hutchison, a Republican, said in a statement. "These new regulatory mandates and restrictions could stifle investment incentives."

Hutchison added an amendment to an Interior Appropriations bill that would ban the FCC from spending money to craft and implement regulatory changes. It is co-sponsored by Senators John Ensign of Nevada, Sam Brownback of Kansas, David Vitter of Louisiana, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, and John Thune of South Dakota, all Republicans.
The GOP prioritizes the powerful over the people. Always. Full stop.