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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Silicon Valley corruptocrats seek more federal funds

If Big Oil was on Capitol Hill lobbying for the construction of more roads and bridges I'm sure the mainstream media would be ablaze in commentary about crony capitalism yet when Big Tech does it it seems almost immoral to oppose the crony capitalists from Silicon Valley. Among advocates for better government were Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Dropbox’s Drew Houston, Netflix’s Reed Hastings and HP’s Meg Whitman
“The message from America is clear, if our schools do not have the broadband they need, our students will not be able to compete in the global economy,” the CEOs said in a letter to FCC commissioners on Monday.
Right it's for the children.
The CEO's were not on Capitol Hill as the environment in the House is presently not disposed to spend money the way Obama's Silicon Valley donors see fit but rather they were pleading their case before the FCC whose polices have facilitated and funded great and uniquely American endeavors such as the Obama phone that empowers millions of hard working Americans to traffic in casual sex and illicit drugs from the safety of their homes. Evidently the FCC has a bottomless slush fund as complying with Silicon Valley's hardly seems to concern Chairman Tom Wheeler. His plan would put $5 billion toward providing and upgrading Wi-Fi services and equipment over the next five years on top of the agency’s $2.4 billion annual budget for the E-Rate program, which works to connect schools and libraries to the Internet. But that is not enough for Silicon Valley. It want still more.
E-Rate has been around since 1996 when the internet was in its infancy and after almost 20 years and billion of dollars is still struggling to provide internet service to the nations schools and libraries.
“By responsibly investing $2 billion of unused funds and providing predictable ongoing support for Wi-Fi, the plan will make dramatic progress in bringing high-speed connectivity to our classrooms,” the CEOs said.
Were you aware that the federal government had $2 billion in unused funds? Gee that's the same number Obama says that he needs to house, support and deport the thousands of illegals he's invited to the county. Perhaps the FCC can provide Obama with the cash he needs. That would be a responsible investment.

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