Why are they stuck for one more vote ? Are all the remaining holdouts republicans ?
More than 75 mayors and city officials across America this week signed a letter asking that the nation's net neutrality safeguards remain in place. Again. The open letter is addressed to the four main Congressional leaders, and calls the controversial decision by the FCC to dismantle is own rules covering access to online …
Friday 2nd March 2018 01:57 GMT DNTP
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Friday 2nd March 2018 02:59 GMT Mark 85
There's a storm brewing
And the storm won't be hitting along party lines. With all the crap floating to the top, it looks like the guy who appointed/approved the commissioners will end up taking the flack with trickledown. Given how this affects darn near every voter it could change the shape of Congress. I would hope that the Congress would listen to the voters for a change and not the lobbyists since they seem to forget who voted them in.
Friday 2nd March 2018 08:16 GMT Pascal Monett
Re: There's a storm brewing
Hope springs eternal. Unfortunately, the current state of the US government and political parties clearly demonstrates that the democratic process has been hijacked by interested parties and taken over by people who have taken essential positions for the wrong reasons.
Until the American People stand up and demand change to a situation that respects The People, nothing will change. The worst of it is people like Pai who are blatantly in violation of the trust of their position and yet, no police officer is marching up to him with a pair of handcuffs to take him in for treason.
Because as far as I'm concerned, he is a traitor to everything his position is supposed to mean.
Friday 2nd March 2018 09:30 GMT Anonymous Coward
Re: There's a storm brewing
I think that's wishful thinking. People will be voting on issues they feel are more important - feelings about gun violence / NRA are a lot stronger on either side than positions on net neutrality ever will be. Likewise for anti-Trump sentiment amongst the 2/3 of the population that aren't his remaining hardcore supporters. There are still seven months before election day for other issues to rise up.
Net neutrality COULD affect "darn near every voter" but only if ISPs act quickly to make anti net neutrality changes, like squeezing Netflix for billions for transit across their networks. Even then, the worst outcome for voters is Netflix raises their rates a few bucks and tells people it is because net neutrality was reversed (and even then you'd likely hear from fake news from the right claiming that's not true) There's no way you'll ever see a pro NRA voter going democratic due to anger over Netflix charging him more. Net neutrality is simply never going to get people riled up anywhere near as much as hot button issues.
Friday 2nd March 2018 11:29 GMT Velv
OK, I buy into the fact that big business is lobbying the republican party to remove "red tape" and regulation to make their business easier (read more profitable for the few rich).
But I also find it deeply worrying that the Republicans are attempting to remove things purely because they were put in place by Democrats and specifically Barrack Obama. Now I know "that's politics", but it is perfectly acceptable for one side to agree that the other sides idea was actually OK.
Don't get me wrong, I don't think I've ever seen a policy from either side that is perfect. But some are/were going in the right direction for the people, and removing them only hurts the people.
And the critical issue with America is that there are only two sides. It isn't a democracy, it is two power houses who's sole purpose appears to be destroy the other at all cost.
Friday 2nd March 2018 15:01 GMT Anonymous Coward