Dear Senator Ted Cruz: THIS is how net neutrality actually works

Ted Cruz makes incredibly stupid tweet about net neutrality, epic smackdown ensues.

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    Dorothy Madigan

    November 11, 2014 at 5:14 am

    What’s sad is that even in Cruz reads this, he won’t understand it.

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    November 11, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Yeah, he can pretty much only handle “Green Eggs and Ham,” and even then, he misses the point (as Jon Stewart said, it’s about “a jerk who hates something before he even tries it”).

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    November 11, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Cruz is very smart, but he believes that he is so smart that he is always right.


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    November 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    “net neutrality isn’t about control, it’s about freedom”

    it is specifically about control, the government controlling private companies. By not allowing companies to charge for faster speeds then there will be no incentive for them to create faster speeds at all really.

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    November 11, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    All you are talking about is your assumptions as to what neutrality laws would be about. You are not talking about the specifics of the law that government would make. You are being fooled by a name, just like how the “affordable care act” name turned out not to be affordable. Just as we couldn’t find out what was in the ACA law until after we passed it. (http://ldi.upenn.edu/ahec2013/agenda) we won’t be able to decypher a neutrality law untill it passed either. I don’t want to take a chance on any regulation with an administration that lies to the people and stick billions in FAT on every law they pass just to hide their kickback engine. Get real, if I don’t like what a internet provider does to my access then I go to another one that gives me what I want. That’s the principal of the free market and that’s why I have a DSL line and not cable that has been throttling people since 2000. And even Mr. Dumas knows that the Obama campaign took millions from telecoms and insurance companies. So which party plays the special interest game more? I already know what the Dems did, I’m willing to the other guy a shot before I repeat the same mistake expecting a different result.

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    November 12, 2014 at 5:29 am

    Sounds awesome. But it’s super hard to believe this government could or would EVER do anything right.

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    Rich Shampins

    November 12, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    In theory NN makes sense. And monopolists and ologopolists will absolutely use that power to extract profits. The issue is i) govt regulation will slow investment and risk taking in what is now one of the freest, fairest and most competitive industries, and ii) there is and will increasingly be a need to give some bits prefertence over others…. i.e. Phone calls to 911 should have precedence over cat videos; large bandwidth users (like Netflix) would happily pay to provide users a better experience than an “open” internet can provide; mobil networks, being more bandwidth limited, will not work without some way to allocate usage and give preference to some streams over others…. It is a theoretical, not an actual problem today, and the “solution” will cut innovation off at the knees while “protecting” the biggest and richest media monoliths at the expense of the new start-ups yet to be built….. Be careful what you wish for…..

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    Michael Barbarick

    February 3, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    very entertaining and Jeffersonian at the same time- your awesome!

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