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  •  Gene Sperling, enough said (6+ / 0-)

    Typical response, vague, contradictory, BS.

    From your comment

    The petition asked that the President direct the FCC to reclassify Internet service providers as "common carriers" which, if upheld, would give the FCC a distinct set of regulatory tools to promote net neutrality. The FCC is an independent agency. Chairman Wheeler has publicly pledged to use the full authority granted by Congress to maintain a robust, free and open Internet -- a principle that this White House vigorously supports.
    What does that mean?  Translation: "We're pretending we have no power over Wheeler's decisions. If he disagrees with you, don't blame us. We're with you folks, until we aren't." Very, very, very vague, which tells us a lot.

    Money is property, not speech. Overturn Citizens United.

    by Betty Pinson on Thu May 15, 2014 at 12:29:17 PM PDT

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    •  Democrat Double-speak (2+ / 0-)
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      Betty Pinson, Words In Action

      Show me what Obama does and I'll show you what he believes. President Obama's words have no meaning. His actions have told a very different story.  
      If he truly wanted a "free and open Internet" he wouldn't have appointed a piece of shit cable industry lobbyist like Wheeler to run it. Firing Wheeler is the best way to start fixing this latest self-inflicted wound. Short of that, any words out of the White House on this matter can safely be ignored as the dishonest bullshit that they are.

      +++ The law is a weapon used to bludgeon us peasants into submission. It is not to be applied to the monied elite.

      by cybersaur on Thu May 15, 2014 at 02:31:35 PM PDT

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