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WSJ Applauds FCC Chairman Pai, Commissioner Carr in Support of T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Echoing CFIF, today's Wall Street Journal board editorial applauds Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai's and Commissioner Brendan Carr's expressions of support for the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger:

By joining forces, T-Mobile and Sprint will be better positioned to compete against wireless leaders Verizon and AT&T in the 5G era.   Sprint is sitting on loads of mid-band spectrum that boosts wireless speeds while T-Mobile boasts ample low-band spectrum that provides coverage.  The combination is likely to provide a faster, denser network."

As they rightly conclude, "government penalties pale next to the powerful market incentives that already exist for Sprint and T-Mobile to rapidly build out their networks lest they lose market share to Verizon, AT&T, cable…[more]

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CFIF Launches National Media Campaign to Oppose House "Super Chapter 9" Bankruptcy Legislation for Puerto Rico Print
By CFIF Staff
Sunday, April 03 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) today announced a national media campaign in opposition to the "Super Chapter 9" bankruptcy legislation for Puerto Rico, which was recently released by the Committee on Natural Resources in the U.S. House of Representatives.

"We are deeply concerned about this draft legislation," said Timothy Lee, CFIF’s Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs. "As written, it is an even more dangerous version of the Obama Administration’s unprecedented Super Chapter 9 proposal, and amounts to a bailout of Puerto Rico on the backs of American savers and retirees. We want to make sure that every American knows of the disastrous and far-reaching implications of this bill."

The campaign will feature national advertisements on television, radio and online which will highlight the contagion effect of this legislation. If Puerto Rico is allowed to declare bankruptcy and victimize its bondholders, high-spending states like Illinois may seek the same authority from Congress. This will raise borrowing costs for states, and will crush the value of retirement funds around the country.

Further, the legislation will remove any incentive that fiscally irresponsible states have to enact meaningful reform for the benefit of their own taxpayers, setting the stage for an onslaught of debt crises across the country.

CFIF implores all Americans to contact their representatives and tell them to oppose the House of Representatives’ Super Chapter 9 plan for Puerto Rico.

View the television ad below.

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