Rasmussen Says Just 21% Want FCC to Regulate Internet; Most Fear Regulation Would Promote Political Agenda

From Rasmussen Reports:

American voters believe free market competition will protect Internet users more than government regulation and fear that regulation will be used to push a political agenda.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 21% of Likely U.S. Voters want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet as it does radio and television. Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed to such regulation, and 25% are not sure.

Is it any surprise that people fear government regulation of the internet–especially this government?

And yet the FCC is doing an end-run around the Congress and Supreme Court.

Here’s what one of the FCC Commissioners, who voted against the proposal, said:

Commissioner Robert McDowell, a Bush appointee, said the FCC’s plan “appears to some as an obsessive quest to regulate at all costs.”

“Some are saying that instead of acting as a cop on the beat, the FCC looks more like a regulatory vigilante,” he said.

Read more at FoxNews.com:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12/21/fcc-poised-pass-network-neutrality-rules/#ixzz19PoQQREa

And then there’s the “It’s a Wonderful Life” version of what would have happened if the FCC had regulated the internet from the beginning, from Slate, of all places. I guess even the libs get on board when they find themselves under the Obama thumb.

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