November 10, 2014


Another one of Obama's joke appointees--a former cable lobbyist who Obama appointed to head the FCC. Like he appointed a former Monsanto big-wig to head the FDA, which supposedly protects our food and drugs. Obama is a joke in the pocket of corporations with no desire to serve the people of this country. He's filled the government with crooks! We'll see if Obama caves in to the pressure to fire his appointee. You wouldn't be reading this if you didn't enjoy the internet, yet looming changes to how we use the internet don't concern you. Something is disconnected here. Would you like to blame Bush for Obama's many fox-watching-the-hen-house appointments like this?

“We’re blockading Tom Wheeler’s driveway because he’s made it clear that when he goes to work, he’s not working for the public, he’s working for Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T, the companies that used to pay his salary when he was a lobbyist for the Cable industry,” said Kevin Zeese, co-director of Popular Resistance, “The future of the Internet is a life or death matter for marginalized people all over the world. We cannot in good conscience allow this corrupt official to carry on with business as usual.”

“The Internet is an essential tool in all of our lives for many reasons such as the growing citizen’s media, information sharing and access to goods and services. All people must have equal access to content without discrimination. Wealthy corporations should not get faster Internet delivery service than start-ups and citizens’ groups. ” said Margaret Flowers, MD, co-director of Popular Resistance.

Zeese added “The FCC received a record number of comments, with more than 3.7 million responding to the rulemaking proceeding on the future of the Internet; 99% of those comments favored net neutrality and reclassification. How dare Chairman Wheeler ignore the overwhelming majority of the people in favor of corporations like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. Tom Wheeler is playing with fire. We will be escalating our protests if he continues down the path of ignoring the people. If Wheeler is unable to fulfill President Obama’s promise to protect net neutrality, then he should resign or be removed from office.”