AT&T and Congress

by David Wednesday, May 11, 2011 2:43 PM

So Congress I have a question for you.  You know me, I’m a registered voter, a family man who pays my taxes and voted you into office because you told me, you PROMISED me that you were on my side, you were going to help “the little guy, the average American”.

So my question, did Corporate America have you in their pocket already, or did you wait until you had been elected?

The reason I ask is because here is AT&T trying to buy T-Mobile.  Now every average person in this world knows that the only reason AT&T is doing this to eliminate competition, and to allow them to continue to screw the average person out of every dollar they make.

Not one argument AT&T has said about why this acquisition is good for the consumer is true.  In fact, since telling a lie is a sin, then AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson is so going to hell it isn’t funny.  But for some reason, that just doesn’t make me feel any better.

So today I read about how AT&T testified in front of a congressional committee about their proposed acquisition, again arguing about good it’s going to be for the consumer, basically lying their asses off. We all know that your going to approve it, hell even the FCC won’t try to stop it, because their on the “pay me some money in my back pocket and I’ll do whatever you want” bandwagon.

I think I’m just going to stop voting, it doesn’t do any good.  Even if you do vote for, and manage to get elected, a truly honest person, they will turn into a dishonest lying politician eventually.  Hell, you throw that much money at somebody, they can’t help but turn evil.

Well AT&T you will win, and with your new bullshit Internet caps you will continue to win, at least for a while.  Eventually though, your bullshit will catch up with you, I just hope I live long enough to see it, and to see Congress actually do something to help us, the people, and not corporate America or themselves.

I’ll be posting an article about AT&T’s bandwidth caps later, after I’ve had a chance to see how “honest” they are.  I’m still waiting to see that bandwidth meter AT&T said I would have, and so are a few other thousand or so people.

Till then…………..

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