Hutchison: Repealing Net Neutrality a Tough Fight

December 31, 2010 -

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) admits that overturning or repealing the new net neutrality rules put in place earlier this month by the Federal Communications Commission will be difficult because the Democrats still control the Senate and the White House.

Hutchinson has been one of the most vocal opponents of the new regulations on broadband and wireless service providers. Though she has pledged to put forth a resolution to "disapprove the legislation" she admits that she faces an uphill battle in both houses and an inevitable veto from the president should it make it that far.

"As long as the Democrats are in control of the Senate and the president believes this is the way to govern, we will have a hard time shutting it down," Hutchison told host David Asman during a Fox Business Channel interview. "But I hope enough Democrats will come alongside us in the Senate and Republicans in the House and say this is wrong."

Hutchinson also promised to use the appropriations process to prevent the FCC from enforcing the new rules by cutting off the cash flow.

"Another way we can try to stop them is cut off their funds to implement this regulation, which we will try to do," Hutchison said.

Republicans have promised to defund a number of the president's initiatives (including healthcare reform and net neutrality) but how that process will work remains to be seen. We will start seeing the process unfold when the new batch of lawmakers officially take office in January.

Source: The Hill


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Re: Hutchison: Repealing Net Neutrality a Tough Fight

oh what a world we would have if lobbyists and "gifts" were illegal.

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Re: Hutchison: Repealing Net Neutrality a Tough Fight

Some lobbyism is ok, however too much of it these days is just used to make politicians look the other way.

Re: Hutchison: Repealing Net Neutrality a Tough Fight

Er fix it and make sure there is no double dipping or restriction on content, its that simple.


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Re: Hutchison: Repealing Net Neutrality a Tough Fight

Ah, GoP leadership... "do things exactly as we say, or we will make sure you suffer"

Re: Hutchison: Repealing Net Neutrality a Tough Fight

Ahh, if only the Republicans showed interest in FIXING these regulations, rather than just throwing them out and, as a result, throwing consumers to the wolves.

Re: Hutchison: Repealing Net Neutrality a Tough Fight

Fixing regulations would give small buisness an honest shot, and they can't have that.  Big buisness is so much easier to negotatite with and the small buisness loby is so easy to take advantage of that they can screw them every way they like and STILL get thier misguided support in every election.

Re: Hutchison: Repealing Net Neutrality a Tough Fight

And then if it is repealed it's the last we'll hear of it for a long, long time as industry lawyers look for loopholes and abuse the lack fo regulation.

Re: Hutchison: Repealing Net Neutrality a Tough Fight

The whole lot of them in Washington long ago stopped giving two shits about you or me. We need to kick them all out and reform our democracy.

Re: Hutchison: Repealing Net Neutrality a Tough Fight

At this point, I don't know how I'm supposed to feel about any this.  I want Net Neutrality, but I don't know if I want the FFC's version of NN, and if I want the Republicans to oppose it, or if I think "defunding" programs that passed isn't the most douchebag move any politician can pull.

You know what?  Just let me know how it all turned out in a couple years.

 
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