Friday, May 7, 2010

The Comcast Decision

I've already explained how the FCC has instituted a national broadband plan that aims to increase broadband access and create competition in the marketplace.  What I didn't mention in those pieces is that it is more than just lobbyists who are trying to thwart the FCC's plan.  Comcast and a few other telecomm giants actually sued in an attempt to limit the FCC's jurisdiction on the matter.

They won.

Which ultimately proves that our judicial system is broken and has given in to pressure from corporate America.  Which ultimately means that the people are screwed.  You no longer own yourself, you no longer have the right to expect access to utilities, and you better be prepared to pay big time for the utilities necessary to educate your family and keep yourself employed and competitive in a global market.

We've moved beyond lobbyists greasing the hands of self-serving politicians.  The Supreme Court has given corporations the ability to "donate" large sums of money to political candidates; our lower courts are continuing that trend.

The free market is only free for corporate America.  The cost for the people is steep.

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