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Positive News: FCC Delays Vote on Toxic TV Set-Top Box Scheme

Good news within the federal regulatory leviathan has been depressingly rare, perhaps most of all at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  This week, however, brought a remarkably welcome development worthy of celebration.

Specifically, the FCC delayed its vote on a toxic and entirely unwarranted new proposal to regulate cable television set-top boxes before the Obama presidency's clock expires, in what The Wall Street Journal labeled "a major blow to the proposal" and "a setback to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on one of his top priorities for the year."

Even Democrats have attacked the scheme as a "massive new federal regulation," and CFIF stands alongside a broad coalition of conservative and libertarian organizations in opposition.  The…[more]

September 30, 2016 • 12:08 pm

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PROMESA “Super Chapter 9” is Still a Bailout on the Backs of Bondholders Across America Print E-mail
Friday, April 15 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to reported attempts by Congressional leadership to mislead House Republicans into thinking that "fixing" the PROMESA bailout legislation currently under consideration by the House Committee on Natural Resources by simply adding language that "guards" against the immediate use of taxpayer rescue funds in Puerto Rico, the Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) released the following statement:

 
"Members of Congress should not be fooled by leadership’s attempts to persuade them that this bill is not still a bailout. As has been clear since the beginning, this bill is a bailout of Puerto Rico’s government pension system on the backs of the life savings of Puerto Rico bondholders across America," said CFIF Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs Timothy Lee. "Members should also not be fooled - certain hedge funds, who stand to benefit greatly from an undermining of Puerto Rico’s Constitution, have thrown their support behind this measure, which will do absolutely nothing to diminish the glaring defects of this overall bill.

"Simply put, any legislative solution that Congress comes up with must respect the clear-cut laws with which Puerto Rico’s bondholders were sold their bonds and uphold the debt hierarchy laid out in Puerto Rico’s constitution."
 
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