Prepping for DC’s Next Rounds of Cronyism – Opinion

Our minds get distracted from the sheer irrelevance that is a border dispute between two kleptocracies thousands miles away.

All sorts of awfulness is being planned by the Biden Administration here in America.

Our economy is already extremely poor. With an alarmingly high level of inflation. Extremely high gas prices. Extreamely bad supply chain shortages.

An extremely terrible invasion has occurred at our southern border.

I could go on, and on, and on, and….

These and many other things have many similarities. One is that each one of these is cronyism to benefit one or more Big Business associates.

And Biden’s just getting warmed up. I could go on, and on, and on, and…but….

He’s just nominated an exceedingly awful jurist for the Supreme Court.

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And Biden’s nominated an exceedingly awful zealot to serve as the tie-breaking vote at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Barack Obama Administration 2.0: Biden’s Awful FCC Nominee:

“The FCC is made up of five commissioners – one of whom also serves as chairman.  A full contingent is three of the President’s Party and two of the other.

“It’s been a 2-2 tie since before Biden was sworn into office.  So the Commission hasn’t been able to unilaterally, illegally impose all sorts of new, awful government policy on the Internet and elsewhere.

“But Biden…has nominated longtime Leftist government-expansion activist Gigi Sohn as the fifth commissioner.

“Sohn is going to break much more than just the tie….”

You can think of it as the Internet. We know this – because we already know what she wants to do. This is how it works:

FCC nominee Gigi Sohn said that she fully supports net neutrality.

Net Neutrality?

We’re About to Pay Billions More Per Year for Big Tech’s Latest Government Cronyism:

“Net Neutrality is exceedingly awful policy.  There are about one million reasons.

“The one that directly costs us the most?  Net Neutrality outlaws Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from charging Big Tech companies – Netflix, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, etc – anything at all for all the Internet bandwidth they use. It is a lot of bandwidth that Big Tech companies consume.  Big Government is giving Big Tech a huge crony present.

“And of course, Biden’s inanities notwithstanding, nothing government does is ‘free.’

“The Web infrastructure ISPs are building, maintaining, and expanding has cost hundreds of billions of dollars.  It’s not over. The investment has to be recouped.  And there are only two groups of people whom they can charge for the service they provide: Big Tech – and us.

“Government outlawing Big Tech being charged for the titanic bandwidth they use means we will be charged exponentially more for the tiny bandwidth we use.  Net Neutrality is government forcing us to mass-subsidize Big Tech.”

And Big Tech’s biggest bandwidth tab? Video streaming.

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“And given the growing popularity of video, it should come as no surprise that its market share in internet traffic is set to increase.  It’s estimated that by 2022, 82 percent of the global internet traffic will come from video streaming and downloads.”

Big Government imposing Net Neutrality – is a HUGE crony gift to every Big Tech company that streams video. That is for all Big Tech companies.

Netflix is one of many video streaming services. This includes all extensions for all traditional cable and broadcast content companies.

China uses TikTok. YouTube has YouTube. Facebook also has Reels.

All the Big Tech platforms can host video content from third parties.

Net Neutrality prohibits them from being charged for bandwidth. It seems right. I kid – I’m a kidder.

And if you’d like to see a quintessential example of the full-circle-in-a-phone-booth cronyism of which we speak?

Barack Obama’s FCC to Enforce Net Neutrality

Then….

The Obamas’ $50 Million Netflix Deal: Cronyism Comes Full Circle:

“Ex-President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle just signed a deal with Netflix to ‘produce television shows and films for the streaming service.’ It could be worth as much as $50 million.

“Which makes perfect business sense for Netflix – given the Obamas’ extensive experience in story development, screenwriting, direction and production.

“I kid. I’m a kidder.

“The Obamas, of course, have zero history in the filmmaking business. The chances of them falling backwards into content production success are…just about non-existent.

“When examined through a political prism- rather than a business one – this move makes perfect sense. For the Obamas – and Netflix.

“It is the culmination of a decade’s worth of DC cronyism – come round full circle:

“‘Ted…Sarandos and his wife, Nicole Avant, bundled nearly $600,000 in contributions to Obama from their friends and associates during the 2012 presidential campaign.’

“And who is Ted Sarandos?:

“‘(Netflix)’s creative content chief who oversees an $8 billion budget (and who) helped to broker the deal….’”

Well isn’t that special.

And now Joe Biden – who has spent his entire political career with a “For Sale” sign on his forehead – is looking to tee up a similar crony payout.

The Banana Republic of America is your welcome.

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