If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. These are the famous words of our glorious leader el Presidente Obama as he told us that we can keep our healthcare if we like our healthcare. As you know by now that went down as one of the biggest lies of the year last year according to PolitiFact.com.
Now that the government has successfully ruined the healthcare industry, it is now time for them to move onto the next industry they intend on destroying. I mean the next industry they intend on saving us from. This is the rhetoric that the Obama administration and FCC chairman Tom Wheeler are using as they attempt to take control of the Internet.
According to Wired.com,
This week, I will circulate to the members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed new rules to preserve the internet as an open platform for innovation and free expression. This proposal is rooted in long-standing regulatory principles, marketplace experience, and public input received over the last several months.
Last time I checked the Internet is still open and free. You can simply head to a local Starbucks, connect to the Wi-Fi there and begin surfing the World Wide Web as often as often and as much as you would like. So please enlighten me as to how and why the government needs to get involved in regulating the Internet.
Wheeler is trying to use the idea that big business is trying to exploit their customers to maximize their profits. Last time I checked businesses only exist to make a profit and as far as I’m concerned I’d rather be subject to a business wanting to make profit as opposed to being the victim of government dictating to businesses how they should operate.
I am by no means for allowing businesses to exploit their customers but I feel the valid alternative to that is to allow competition to weed out the businesses that conduct shady practices. When government interferes with capitalism and begins picking winners and losers and over regulating businesses they inevitably stifle innovation!
Just remember what Obama said about healthcare and the kids we were sold before you back the federal government intervening in the last bastion of freedom, the Internet!