by Countable | 1.24.18
You know how the government's going to run out of money again in 16 days? Make that 11 by the time the House gets back from their annual retreat next Monday. And if you think that's enough time to formulate a budget and an immigration deal to protect Dreamers that will get support in both Houses of Congress, I've got a lovely bridge to sell you…
Believe it or not, AT&T is asking to be regulated. The company took out several full page ads in major newspapers around the country urging Congress to enact an "Internet Bill of Rights" that would provide "neutrality, transparency, openness, non-discrimination and privacy protection for all internet users." Be still, my cynical heart! Read more about what the company is calling for in today's article.
With all the talk of Dreamers and the border wall, we all know that immigration is on the administration's radar for sure. Looks like immigration activists have been as well, as prominent immigration activists, some of whom were brought here as children, have been detained or deported by ICE. The administration says they're not targeting anyone. What do you think?
Read the article and then contact your representatives to tell them!
In all the flurry and bluster about the shutdown, did you miss This Week In Congress? It will tell you exactly what the Senate is up to this week, including that they confirmed Alex Azar to be Secretary of Health and Human Services today.
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This is getting ridiculous! It is time to put in term limits. Nobody can do their jobs. The American people are fed up with the lack of work being performed by congress. We pay your salaries and therefore work for us. You all need to be fired!!!
The liberal vision of America as an immigration welfare state means nothing to me. Fight the mainstream media.
YES! To AT&T asking for an Internet Bill Of Rights!!
It’s refreshing to the a for profit company such as AT&T ask for fair regulation in their industry. Please take this opportunity to reinstate net neutrality through the purposed internet constitution. #netneutrality #immigrantrightsarehumanrights #protectdreamers
Love It!!! Round them up and get them out!!! It’s our country. If you are an activist in the US you should be here legally, if not go home and be an activist from your side of the border! Don’t break our immigration laws and then try to get us to change our policy.
Well, of course AT&T wants to be regulated, which would imply that any competition would have to be regulated too — startups would not have the capital to compete, just the way the established corporations like it!
Leave the internet alone. No need for more regulations, internet bill of rights, net neutrality or whatever you want to call it. I've seen the immigration "activists" protests demanding amnesty. Many fly Mexican flags and don't seem to have respect our country. I don't see where they have any right to demand anything.
AT&T would only ask for regulation if it benefits them. Corporations are amoral and their only goal is to make money, so how does this work out for them?
Jessie means nothing to me. Hold the line.
Please legalize weed. We’re all pretty stressed out lately, and would love to catch a buzz.
The meeting at Davos, is not a meeting of inclusion, but exclusion. The American first , will be American last. It not about leveling the playing field between capital and labor. It’s about increasing the inequality. This is nothing more then a slight of hand.
AT&T virtue signalling to get more customers. Pretty smart.
Sen. Ron Johnson: do you really expect us to accept that you believe the ‘conspiracy’ theory at the FBI? Before you attack the FBI and to DOJ for Donald T. remember that those who “sit down with dogs, get up with fleas”.
Hurray for AT&T! As far as ICE goes under the direction of the president, bullies always pick on the most vulnerable. For shame!
Suspend all money to sanctuary cities and hold the politicians accountable for crimes against American citizens. These mayors are on another planet putting illegals over their own US citizens. No wonder Europe is in such a mess. They have liberal politicians that took in all these migrants who are raping women, stealing and murdering their citizens. When are these liberals going to wake up? Protect America and build the Wall and deport illegals.
Yea! Finally,doing something about illegals.
That’s because they write the regulations, and are large enough to absorb the costs. It keeps the startups from enter the market. Never trust business sleeping with government.
AT&T has taken the honorable road and they have my praise!! Net neutrality should be supported. ICE should be put on ice! Their tactics are over the top!!
Of course AT&T wants to be regulated. It absolves them of blame (We would but...), allows them some PR points, and fosters an anti-competitive environment where they can more easily keep the little guys out and raise prices. The economic illiteracy in this discussion is eye watering.
Finalize the budget, and deport those that are not legally in the United States. What is wrong with following the laws that have already been put in place?