Newly appointed Federal Communications Commission Chair, Ajit Pai is wasting no time in going right after a jewel in the Progressive Crown of Power, Net Neutrality.
Mr. Pai took a first swipe at net neutrality rules designed to ensure equal access to content on the internet. He stopped nine companies from providing discounted high-speed internet service to low-income individuals. He withdrew an effort to keep prison phone rates down and he scrapped a proposal to break open the cable box market.
In total, the chairman of the F.C.C. released about a dozen actions in the last week, many buried in the agency website and not publicly announced, stunning consumer advocacy groups and telecom analysts. They said Mr. Pai’s message was clear: The F.C.C., an independent agency, will mirror the Trump administration’s rapid unwinding of government regulations that businesses fought against during the Obama administration.
“With these strong-arm tactics, Chairman Pai is showing his true stripes,” said Matt Wood, the policy director at the consumer group Free Press. “The public wants an F.C.C. that helps people,” he added. “Instead, it got one that does favors for the powerful corporations that its chairman used to work for.”
It is deliciously ironic that the Progressive Trolls accusing Pai of using “strong-arm tactics” are calling him out for easing government control over other peoples’ lives. This just goes to show what is at the heart of how a progressive sees the world, government control is good and liberty is tyranny. Interestingly, the wealthy progressives who implement these controls, who convince the rank and file progressive sheeple to go along with it, don’t have to suffer under the very oppressive, controlling rules they impose on everyone else.
Well, there’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Pai.