Do Republicans even listen to what they say?
In a major FCC decision, the Democratic majority voted mostly in favor of net neutrality. The Republican minority opposed, offering up some choice quotations. “The Internet will be no more open tomorrow than it is today,” said Republican Meredith Attwell Baker. I hope so, Meredith, and I hope that today’s vote has something to do with that. Senator Mitch McConnell believes the ruling will “harm investment, stifle innovation, and lead to job losses.” That’s right. The law that would prevent ISPs from deciding which websites it will not host will stifle jobs. Tell that to Netflix when Comcast is directing everyone to NBC.com and Hulu. How is net neutrality even a question of privatization when it was created by the government?