Sen. Al Franken - March 2017 Porker of the Month
|He's a Senator & a "Proker"!|
|In June 2009, this joker|
became a U.S. Senator.
There has been a substantial amount of misinformation about so-called net neutrality over the past decade. For starters, it’s not neutral. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reclassified Internet Service Providers (ISPs) under antiquated provisions of Title II of the 1934 Communications Act, which allowed the agency to regulate ISPs as if they were rotary phone companies. Further confusing the public, the FCC name for the mandate when it was pushed through on February 26, 2015, was the Open Internet Order (OIO). Placing ancient government standards onto a modern communications platform stymies innovation and free speech.
Sen. Franken has been a leading proponent of these regulations during his tenure in the Senate. Soon after new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai signaled his intention to repeal these bygone regulations, Sen. Franken seemed to revert to his prior career as a comedian. He laughingly mused that a repeal of net neutrality constituted a threat to “the basic principles of our democracy,” and that it was “the free speech issue of our time.” Sen. Franken’s flawed assertion that ISPs would attempt to unfairly stifle internet speeds is both unfounded and nonexistent. Indeed, the lack of bureaucratic interference allowed the internet to thrive and consumers to prosper.
For invoking ridiculous hyperbole to defend the bureaucratic takeover of the Internet, CAGW names Sen. Al Franken its March 2017 Porker of the Month.
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