>>Obamanation and the Internet
Posted March 19, 2010on:
I have warned before that these people are attacking America on several fronts at the same time. They tend to get the people focused and bogged down on one issue and go full speed ahead on another. They also prefer to “slip” entire take overs or pieces of the “puzzles” as I have referred to them into bills that are totally unrelated to the original bill (education take over in the Health Care Bill). This is in the works behind the scenes:
The FTC on Steroids: Will the ‘National Nanny’ Take Over the Internet and the New Information Economy?
Posted by Jim Harper
Writing on the TechLiberationFront blog, Berin Szoka warns of the extensive Internet regulation that could come with huge grants of authority to the Federal Trade Commission in H.R. 4173, the “Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009.”
Congress is about to reinvent the FTC as the “National Nanny” it was well on its way to becoming back in the 1970s. Today, the FTC is not merely the general overseer of our economy, but the key regulator of the Internet. If the Senate passes Rep. Frank’s bill with its so-called “improvements” to the FTC Act, future generations will look back and wonder why, without even taking the time to consider what it was doing, Congress radically transformed Internet governance as an afterthought to financial regulatory overhaul.