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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Counting On Democrats

Every once in a while you can count on the Democrats to vote for the people. Can you find the Republican in the Oregon delegation...

  • Blumenauer, Earl, Oregon, 3rd YES
  • DeFazio, Peter, Oregon, 4th YES
  • Hooley, Darlene, Oregon, 5th YES
  • Walden, Greg, Oregon, 2nd NO
  • Wu, David, Oregon, 1st YES


James Robertson said...

There's a problem with your "for the people" theory. If the Feds enforce "net neutrality", they likely bring a set of rules with them. Oh joy - I really, really want to see FCC style enforcement of "decency" rules on the net.

Thanks, but no thanks. As much as I distrust the telcos and the cable firms, I distrust the Feds a whole lot more.

Patrick Logan said...

There are no "decency" rules that I saw in the proposed legislation. If that were the case then an effort would be required to eliminate it. I am not fond of federal government generally, but Markey, Wyden, et al. were trying to promote good "hands off" legislation.

As it stands, I don't buy James' "feds:bad vs. telcos:good" argument, as the telcos are currently in the process of writing more legislation. Under the current Republican strangehold on the legislative and executive branches, it is the corporate lobbyists who write most of the legislation. The worst of both worlds.

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