Broadband services are now a right!
Back in March, FCC commissioner, Ajit Pai (photo above) said the Internet bill is going to go up as the government exercises more and more control over it. It is now a public utility thanks to net neutrality. Net Neutrality, sold under false pretenses, was always a plan to control the Internet.
It didn’t take long for the government thieves to concoct their first plan to steal from the average American to give to the poor, lazy, and illegals, using the finest of Marxist excuses. It’s a need – a right – for those who allegedly can’t pay for it themselves. No one minds giving to the poor but that is not what this is.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, an Obama minion, plans to increase the taxes on Americans.
Broadband will be subsidized by working class Americans for those who aren’t working. The plan includes sweeping changes and declares broadband as an essential right we must pay for.
There is nothing that won’t be taxed and regulated by the Marxists in power and there will always be a good excuse.
We already have Obamaphones and now we will have Obamanet because there aren’t enough Republicans on the FCC commission to stop it.
Wheeler will expand the Lifeline phone program to the Internet but don’t worry, he plans to go after fraud. One must wonder why he didn’t go after fraud before.
Wheeler described the expansion of the program on the FCC’s website, “I am circulating new proposals to “reboot” Lifeline for the Internet age,” which would include, “establishing minimum standards of service for voice and broadband.”
Our tax money will go to pay for all low-income consumers, whether they are here illegally, are members of gangs who deal, or others who work off the books. Then there are the perpetually lazy and entitled.
The Internet is now a right. In a socialist nation, everything becomes a right.
According to the Denver Post, Sen. David Vitter, R-La., said in a statement Thursday that the FCC has “failed to manage Lifeline efficiently in its current form, and I cannot support any expansion of a program.”
The commission, run by Democrats, will vote in June so it’s a done deal. Obama uses agencies to dictate to America.
Lifeline takes in 12 million homes and costs a whopping $1.7 billion which we pay for with hidden taxes called surcharges on our telephone bills.
Lifeline has no restrictions, no expiration dates, and no one is expected to look for a job.
The FCC has its own little piggy bank. It’s called The Universal Service Fund (USF) of subsidies and fees managed by the FCC to promote universal access to telecommunications services in the United States. Last year, it was more than 16% of our telecommunications bills. Lifeline expenditures have more than doubled since Obama took office.
There are only 3% of Americans who don’t use the Internet because of the cost according to Pew Research but now that it will be a freebie, expect a whole lot more fraud. Democrats won’t deal with fraud because it’s a way for them to buy votes.
Americans don’t want this. According to a Pew Research study, by a 53%-41% margin, Americans say they do not believe that the spread of affordable broadband should be a major government priority. Contrary to what some might suspect, non-internet users are less likely than current users to say the government should place a high priority on the spread of high-speed connections.
There is no item so small or too big that it can’t be taxed and regulated by the Marxists.
The Marxists plan to control all energy use, all telecommunications, healthcare, financial institutions, law enforcement. When the courts don’t do what Obama wants, he debases them. There is nothing we will control and nothing will be free when all the freebies are given out.
All appliances, anything that uses energy, will one day be considered utilities if the Marxists continue on this path unabated.
Innovators are currently developing “bundled intelligent energy management platforms” which don’t even require smart grids to manage every use of energy in every home and business in the nation. They can use cloud to report and control. It’s ideal for government totalitarians.
Freebies make some people happy.