In a few weeks Congress will vote on a “net neutrality” bill that would turn significant control of the internet over to the federal government by allowing the FCC to regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as public utilities.The bill is promoted using the same “class envy” technique that has been so politically successful over the years: “Just let us handle everything, and we will make sure internet access is ‘fair’.” The legislation would, for example, prevent ISPs from charging some customers more than others for higher speed services, and from controlling access to certain internet content. 265 more words
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Education spending. More is better, right?
For years we have heard reports that teachers are forced to buy paper and supplies out of their own pockets, that some teachers qualify for food stamps, and that there have been “draconian cuts” to K-12 education budgets for decades. 643 more words
Mark Roberts, graying but still athletic in his crisp suit and tie, stood in the center of his circle of 15 students. Every eye was on the articulate and energetic instructor as he probed their understanding of the character in their literature assignment, … 647 more words
Yes, I am a conservative, and on this Thanksgiving holiday I’m thankful for government employees.
Now, before you choke on your turkey giblet stuffing – let me explain. 651 more words
Internet-based companies are always looking for a new revenue stream on the web. Unfortunately, so are federal and state governments.
One way the government could profit from internet traffic would be to charge a tax for internet access. 682 more words
I talk politics with friends, acquaintances, family, and even strangers, all the time. You probably do too. Many of these people have a growing sense that something is wrong, but they have not been engaged in politics or receiving real news and honest information about what’s going on. 378 more words