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FCC Should Preempt Individual State Attempts to Regulate the Internet

Among the many positive changes within the federal government since the end of the Obama Administration and the arrival of the Trump Administration, perhaps none surpass those brought by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under new Chairman Ajit Pai.

And the most welcome and beneficial change undertaken by the new FCC is its action to rescind Obama FCC decisions to begin regulating the internet as a "public utility" under statutes passed in the 1930s for old-fashioned, copper-wire telephone service.  The Obama FCC's action instantly began to stifle new broadband investment, and was subject to legal reversal.  The internet thrived for two decades under both the Clinton and Bush administrations precisely due to the federal government's "light touch" regulatory policy, and there…[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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