Thursday, April 27, 2006

Joe, Joe, He's Our Man!

Who elected this guy?

"Nobody's happy with gasoline prices being where they are," said Representative Joe L. Barton, Republican of Texas and chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, who last year championed scores of new tax breaks for the industry.

Well, duh, Joe. Thanks for giving those poor, helpless folks at Exxon Mobil a tax break. Without it they may not have been able to acheive record breaking profits.

And if restricting your freedom to move about the country by auto wasn't enough, well Joe has a plan to bog down the Net highway as well. Who's the sponsor of the COPE act? Our friend Joe.

Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement Act.

Sounds benign enough, right?
Only if you're the type that likes your information filtered by the ones that can make the most profit. My pals over at MyDD have some good thoughts on this issue. So why should Net Neutrality matter? Check out this video.

Well, how are your elected officials doing? I know mine suck.

And once again, thanks Joe, for being our friend.

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