Sunday, July 30, 2006

Congress Profiting on NN

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Vonage, Amazon, RBOCs, and cablecos are filling the coffers of Congress Critters over the Net Neutrality debate. Somehow I don't think our Founding Fathers ever thought that a part-time Congress would become a full-time career of selfish greed.
Forbes states: "The stakes are huge for both sides, so both are pouring millions of dollars into political contributions and lobbying to press their argument. Now you know why Congress would let this debate linger on. As long as the issue stays in play, the money keeps flowing. "Telecom reform has been a cash cow for members of Congress," says Brookings Institution congressional scholar Thomas Mann."

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