FCC Commissioner to Take Job at Comcast, We Try to Feign Surprise

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Goolashe

Bitch needs to be slapped

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Jason_T

This is a perfect example of how Government Corruption is alive and well in the U.S.A.

Ms. Baker has no integrity. She is a corrupt government official.

It's a shame this sort of thing is allowed. Hope you enjoy your lucrative "payoff," Ms. Baker.

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bling581

This gives me great confidence that they'll reject the AT&T/T-mobile merger.

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Keith E. Whisman

Ha! LOL!

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allc0re

Do you think she'll have a 250GB salary cap?

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Gumby

This is outrageous.

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Keith E. Whisman

This has to be a violation of public trust issue and a lawsuit is justified in my most inexperienced oppinion. Perhaps even a violation of conflict of interest. Because of this all of her professional decisions should be investigated. 

Just because she is a Republican doesn't mean she is not corruptable. 

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US_Ranger

Biceps, you're mistaken on this being a problem of capitalism. When the government intervenes in business, that's corporatism.

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Biceps

I think that if you take a job in public service, you should not be allowed to work for any company you or your agency regulated for a REAL period of time.  Like 10 years.  The government/corporate revolving door is the reason that the US gov't is owned by corporations, and not the people.  I hope she chokes on a chicken bone.  Why does our government not represent the peoples' interests?  Because Comcast pays them not to!

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Nimrod

Yes the criticism is well deserved. When corporate sweetheart deals cross over into the realm of deciding laws and handing down decisions in federal regulatory committees it becomes something else entirely. This is fascism at work, and this is how our government works.

It is why there is no country of origin label on our food and why GMO beef doesnt need to be labeled as genetically modified. Its why health care is now mandatory under so called Obamacare. Massive companies that lobbied for Obamacare are now EXEMPT from the law such as McDonalds, Wallmart and over 200 others.

They get away with it because this country is so full of slave minded idiots who think its perfectly alright or business as usual. They only way to get good government is to hold its feet to the fire. With so many idiot who think that D.C. walks on water, its no wonder this kind of shit is so typical.

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allc0re

Show me evidence that Walmart and McDonalds are exempt from Obamacare.

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Danthrax66

So you do realise Obamacare is good right? It actually added more help for the consumer. And the part that mandated all Americans to get health insurance was added by republicans. Just so you can accurately guide your dislike :D Healthcare works so much better when it is state ran like Finland, Sweden, Great Britain, Norway, etc. Because it eliminates the Insurance companies and drives down costs.

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Atomike

Wow - you must be joking, or very, very young.

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Frameboy

Wow... you must be old... or ignorant.

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Jims45wow

Yes, ignorant of the lies taught to our children. God help, please.

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Wonko33

Strong logical comments are better received when they are made by people who don't sound like they are wearing tinfoil hats. 

 

Facism really? More like plain old curruption to me. 

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Nimrod

I admit that I come off sounding strong and angry but you dont have an argument. Yes it basically is fascism.

You are like an automaton, programmed to ignor evil by the shows on television and the magazines you read.

I prefer to actually look at reality and call it what it is.

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Wonko33

Now you are making me feel bad for not being more like you and making a difference in the world we live in.

All you said about lobbying is true but we are lucky to live in a place where you can mention that publicly and not dissapear the next day.

You know, elected officials, freedom of speech is a far reach from facism and calling it that makes you sound a bit off the rocker, it's a shame because you have a point with the rest of it. That's all I was saying.

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B.A.Frayd

So on one hand you refer to his comments as "strong logical", and then with the other hand call him crazy?

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Wonko33

yes

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level1paladin

Complacency in America is the cancer bringing us down.

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lindethier

This ^^

There needs to be some serious reform in regards to crap like this. As someone mentioned earlier, there should be a serious amount of time (10 years) before a person is able to take a job offer, etc. from a company or group that they were regulating.

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Biceps

+1. I agree with most of what you wrote.  The biggest problem with capitalism is that you end up with a government run by sellouts - pun intended.

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Nimrod

its not capitalism is fascism. I suggest you learn what it means.

 

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JMG760

+1

Reading your comment made think about this good speech!

Speech!

 

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Knowledge + Humility = Respect

Arrogance + Ignorance = Rudeness

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kevaskous

Very much so, I think this sort of thing should be legally processed and investigated.

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