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Net neutrality is embarassingly absent from Democrat's tech policy agenda

Declan McCullagh of CNET has a very insightful piece called: "Missing : Politicians who take a clear stand on tech" where he spotlights that net neutrality is not on either the Democrat or Republican tech policy agendas.

  • It is not at all surprising that the Congressional Republican agenda does not have Net neutrality on its agenda, since Republicans almost universally see net neutrality for what it is: an unnecessary and dangerous back door attempt to regulate the Internet for the first time.
  • However, it is suprising and downright embarassing that and Google, eBay, Amazon, Yahoo, and IAC could not manage to get net neutrality on the Congressional Democratic tech policy agenda.
    • How hard is that to do? They backed the winners in November BIG TIME.
      • Heck, almost knocked off the venerable Senator Joe Leiberman, and according to the Center for Responsive Politics, 98% of Google employee political donations went to Democrats in the last election cycle.
      • And they all bragged that they had Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Ed Markey in their proverbial pocket becuase of their eleciton support.
    • It's just not fair!  Where's the love?