Imagine, if you would, a federal agency like the FCC that actually cared about the proper use of taxpayers money. With the new Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, the FCC may go back to regulating communications instead of being another giveaway program. Do you remember the Obama Phone? What it was actually supposed to do? Heard of the Lifeline program? Read their fates here.
As Written By TK Whiteman for Conservative Firing Line:
Ajit Pai has just recently been named by President Trump as the new Republican Chairman of the FCC. To say that Chairman Pai isn’t rocking the boat would be an understatement of Titanic proportions.
Initially set up many years ago to help the very poor increase their chances at securing gainful employment, the program’s costs mushroomed under Obama.
Possibly quite the shock to the nervous system of American taxpayers, Chairman Pai is conducting himself as someone who actually gives a damn regarding those same taxpayers.
As reported by TheHill.com;
The Federal Communications Commission dealt a blow to a program intended to provide subsidized internet to the poor, announcing that nine companies would no longer be able to participate in the plan.
Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the move on Friday afternoon to roll back the “midnight regulations” pushed through by his Democratic predecessor, Tom Wheeler.
The nine companies were approved for the program known as Lifeline, just weeks ago. Lifeline provides low-income households with a monthly credit of $9.25 to use to buy internet service.
“These last-minute actions, which did not enjoy the support of the majority of Commissioners at the time they were taken, should not bind us going forward. Accordingly, they are being revoked,” Pai said in a statement of the flurry of actions he took to close out the week — his second as chairman.
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