President Trump is at war with the administrative state and its oppressive regulations that hobble businesses and suck the life out of the economy. Liberals love the administrative state. They falsely contend that capitalism is flawed and requires extensive government regulation to fix it. Instead, it’s the liberals and their monstrous bureaucratic institutions that need to be fixed.
Liberals claim to be champions of free-speech. Perhaps at one time some of them were. For decades, however, they have been waging a battle to force political-correctness on everyone. The internet has been described as something of a libertarian’s dream – a decentralized place where freedom of expression rules. That liberals wish to regulate it and view all this freedom with suspicion betrays their real agenda. They falsely claim to be the true supporters of free speech.
Mr. Obama imposed “net neutrality” regulations on the internet via the Federal Communications Commission. Like much of what Mr. Obama created, these oppressive regulations are about to come to an end. FCC Chairman Pai has announced that he will begin the process of repealing those regulations. This, in an effort to allow and encourage companies to innovate and to invest in internet infrastructure. Score another victory for Americans and for President Trump has he continues to dismantle all that Mr. Obama created.
“Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans Tuesday to eliminate hard-fought Obama-era net neutrality rules, calling for a ‘light-touch regulatory approach’ to the Internet.
“The conservative Pai said his proposal to scrap the rules will be voted on by FCC commissioners on Dec. 14. He said the proposal was circulated to commissioners Tuesday morning.
“‘Working with my colleagues, I look forward to returning to the light-touch, market-based framework that unleashed the digital revolution and benefited consumers here and around the world,’ Pai said.”
Nancy Pelosi is upset by all of this. Not because she understands the internet, which she surely does not. But because something else of Mr. Obama’s doing is about to bite the dust. If regulations are being roll back against anything other than abortion clinics which must be free to do as they please, Nancy will be mad.
“‘The FCC’s moves to dismantle net neutrality will further stack the playing field in favor of the biggest bank account, chilling competition, hurting consumers and punishing entrepreneurs and small businesses,’ Pelosi said.”
Pelosi has no idea what she is talking about. Donald Trump is winning, therefore whatever is happening must be bad. That’s about as far as her understanding can take her.
“But in his statement, Pai argued that the Internet ‘thrived’ under light regulation, leading the private sector to invest more than $1 trillion to build communications networks through the United States.
“‘But in 2015, the prior FCC bowed to pressure from President Obama,’ Pai said. ‘On a party-line vote, it imposed heavy-handed, utility-style regulations upon the Internet. That decision was a mistake. It’s depressed investment in building and expanding broadband networks and deterred innovation.’”
The internet will be just fine being unshackled from the policies and regulations of the Obama administration. Turned loose, one can hardly imagine what new and beneficial technologies business will develop.
Everyone wins on this one except the big-government regulators. And it doesn’t get much better than that.