Friday, June 4, 2010

Government To Save EVERY Industry?

Another reason TARP under Bush was a bad idea. Every freaking scheme to inject government now has some sort of political cover, and isn't this what all good leftists in Congress and the White House want? If they have their way bloggers and anyone else disseminating news and commentary via the Internet will be under some sort of tax. Every thing I link to in my posts, every thing Drudge or other aggregators link to will now cost a fee? These people are out of control. We need to take the control back this November or we are screwed. Another two years of this and most definitely they will get most of their way. The more these guys open their mouth, the more I feel like I am in George Orwell's 1984.

EDITORIAL: FTC floats Drudge tax - Washington Times

3 comments:

THE KRIS said...

for what it's worth, i am 100% opposed to taxing and/or limiting what people can say or who can say it on the internet. but...

you are mistaken in thinking that you have a voting choice that will lead to anything much different. once verizon/comcast spend enough lobbying $$ pushing the idea that they need to tax your content (and they will, any potential source of additional revenue will be explored), republicans will get on board with the idea. the difference will be that instead of the government controlling it, corporations will. it's not the infringement upon personal freedom that they object to, only the fact that they aren't the ones getting rich from it.

Ocho said...

While I agree with you to an extent, it is actually the large internet service providers fighting against net neutrality and any restrictions on content on Al Gore's Interweb: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125354032776727741.html

I do love to see your cynical side, although you should apply some of that cynicism and watchful eye onto your precious "big government"...

THE KRIS said...

ha! the gov't is no more "mine" than it is yours, and i hardly love it. it's more that i think it's just slightly better than the alternative.

as for seeing my cynical side, it's not hard to find. also, i find that my cynical beliefs are upheld at every turn... nobody is sadder about that than i am.

hope you are prepared, i'll be stopping by more often to spread my liberal gospel.

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