Al Franken Walks Ted Cruz through the Deep Vast Mysteries of the Internet
What is it with Republicans and their mass befuddlement over the vast mysterious Internet? Ted Stevens thought the Internet was “a series of tubes.” Mitch McConnell says we don't need “the government tinkering with the Internet” (i.e. Net Neutrality). And now Ted Cruz has derided Net Neutrality as “Obamacare for the Internet.”
Al Franken has taken the time to spell out a few simple facts for Ted Cruz. Whether or not Ted Cruz will actually comprehend this information, who knows?
Here is an excerpt from Al Franken's CNN interview with Candy Crowley:
CROWLEY: [Cruz wrote] “Net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet. It would put the government in charge of determining Internet prices, terms of service and what types of products and services can be delivered, leading to fewer choices, fewer opportunities and higher prices. Government-regulated utilities invariably destroy innovation and freedom.” Your reaction?
FRANKEN: He has it completely wrong. He just doesn’t understand what this issue is. We’ve had net neutrality the entire history of the Internet, so when he says this is the Obamacare… Obamacare was a government program that fixed something, that changed things. This is about reclassifying something, so it stays the same. This would keep things exactly the same. And the pricing happens by the value of something.
Makes sense to me, but then I'm not a Republican.