Democrats Giving Away The Internet
by Gary Boatwright, Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 08:41:52 PM EDT
I read Matt's diary about Save The Internet launching on Monday. Art Brodsky over at TPM Cafe has an article, Congress Is Giving Away the Internet, and You Won't Like Who Gets It, that gets to the crux of the political problem:Here's the inside baseball: A couple of weeks ago, a courageous band of legislators tried to stop the madness in Subcommittee. Ed Markey, Rick Boucher, Anna Eshoo and Jay Inslee proposed some good language to protect the Internet. For their troubles, they just got four more votes, other than theirs. Just three Democrats, other than the sponsors, voted for it. Only one Republican voted for it. When we talk about special interest giveaways, this one will be at the top of the list. And we won't have only Republicans to blame.
This is going to be a reprise of MBNA Biden's Bankruptcy Reform legislation. Get ready for deja vu all over again as corporate Democrats slam this baby home for their big donors. Don't kid your selves. This legislation is a done deal. We're screwed.