The show notes for Episode 62 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/12/episode-62-the-trumptaxscam-is-the-worst-manifestation-of-public-policy-ever-people-need-to-be-banging-their-pots-and-pans-on-this-wsg-harold-feld-congressman-dan-kildee.html
Jon Brodkin at Ars Technica: Charter is using net neutrality repeal to fight lawsuit over slow speeds
Proof that Net Neutrality rules haven’t impacted “innovation” by the telecom companies:
We’re making the investments to provide value and high-speed service to our customers. Since 2010, our flagship #broadband speed has increased dramatically, while the price per Mbps for our customers has come way down. https://t.co/NbxuKbDhEv pic.twitter.com/gK5FEz4qwD
— Charter Policy (@CharterGov) December 1, 2017
RESOURCES TO FIGHT TO PRESERVE NET NEUTRALITY:
Here’s what YOU can do:
- Send a letter to the FCC. You can do that HERE.
- Call Congress and tell them to act by passing laws that keep the internet free and open. There’s a handy form to help with that HERE.
- Set up or attend a protest including the big on in front of the FCC Building in Washington, DC on Dec. 14th.
- Make a donation to groups like FreePress.net, PublicKnowledge.org, BattleForTheNet.com or FightForTheFuture.org that are fighting to maintain net neutrality.
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-5) on Twitter: @RepDanKildee
RESOURCES TO FIGHT THE TRUMP TAX SCAM:
Chris Savage at Eclectablog: If you thought science was dead under George Bush, wait until you see what Trump is doing
First it was “closed press” for the Christmas Reception and then they cancelled the pool spray with Trump and the Prime Minister of Libya. The #Trump White House is very clearly in freak out mode and battening down the hatches. pic.twitter.com/QV5eBcGek3
— Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) December 1, 2017
God damn it, reporters. STOP framing the tax bill as a fight between two equal sides. @npr just had "Democrats say it hurts the middle class" and helps the rich.
ALL analysis, including JCT which is overseen by Rs, says this.
This, simply, IS a transfer from poor to rich.
— Adam Davidson (@adamdavidson) December 3, 2017
The Detroit News: Flint official pleads no contest in water probe
Paul Egan at the Detroit Free Press: Ex-utility director gets praise, reduced charge in Flint water plea
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