By Tom Quiner
I read a letter to the editor in my local newspaper a few days ago applauding the coming Obamanet, aka “net neutrality.”
I scratched my head in bewilderment.
Why would anyone cheer new government regulations when the government pointedly has NOT released the 300+ report which details what they intend to do?
When asked to testify before Congress on what the FCC intends to do, chairman Tom Wheeler essentially gave Congress the finger.
I suppose the letter writer is excited because they trust the judgement of the Obama government and their vow of transparency. But why would they?
Under the Obama government, the IRS targeted conservative groups, potentially affecting the 2012 election by keeping conservative non-profits on the sidelines.
When Congress went to investigate, IRS e-mails mysteriously disappeared.
And then there is Obama’s former EPA administrator, Lisa Jackson. She conducted official government business under a fake name, “Richard Windsor,” using a private e-mail address.
Then there’s the Department of Defense. They said the couldn’t (wouldn’t?) release former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s e-mails because they don’t maintain “an official account?”
Do you really believe that?
Kathleen Sebelius, former HHS Secretary, and Donald Berwick of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (the ‘death panel’ people) also used unofficial e-mail accounts.
Now it turns out Hillary Clinton did the same. Guess what day Ms. Clinton registered her new e-mail account? The day her Senate confirmation hearings began, according to the Washington Post.
Here’s the irony. Our health records, income info, and e-mails are the government’s business. But the officials in the Obama Government who can hurt us shield their own activities from public eyes, despite pledges of transparency.
These are the people who want to regulate the internet. Why would anyone applaud such a move?