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McCain & Regulations

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I laugh when John McCain tries to convince Americans he’s in it for the regular guy.  He thinks we’re stupid.  Here’s yet another example of McCain’s place of privilege: Verizon gave the McCain’s a portable cell tower.  For free.  AT&T followed up with their own free tower.  A spokesperson for AT&T said, “You can’t have a presidential nominee in an area where there is not cell coverage.”  Really?  I wasn’t aware of a right to free cell coverage for candidates in the Constitution.  This story has all kinds of angles.  Americans don’t have a right to privacy: calls made and answered in the U.S. have been illegally monitored for years.  But McCain has a right to free cell coverage.  How interesting.  This is the same chump that has the audacity to call Obama elite.  Since McCain is a Republican, there is an ethical problem involved.  I’m not surprised.  John McCain is a senior member of the Senate commerce committee, which oversees the Federal Communications Commission and the telecommunications industry. He has been a leading advocate for industry-backed legislation, fighting regulations and taxes on telecommunication services.  Read that again: McCain has fought against regulating and taxing the telecom industry.  Does that square with McCain’s recent calls for deregulation?  Of course not.  The man has no honor.  Free cell phone coverage for a Senator that is supposed to oversee the telecom corporations?  I bet CONServatives don’t see a problem with that.  McCain is in no way fit to be President of the U.S.


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