Reply to post: Re: Why?

They did it! US House reps pulled their finger out, voted to restore net neutrality in America!

Mark 85 Silver badge

Re: Why?

If such legislation had a chance of passing, both sides would have gotten together and hammered out a carefully thought out bill.

Nor in this current political environment. It's so toxic and elected ones are being so hardnosed on both sides, I'm not sure what it will take to get the Congress to compromise and follow the will of the people and what's best for the country (the people, not the corporates).

I'll add, part of the problem is the voters. They (we?)) have become more narrow and more politicized also. FB, et al, plays a big part as does the mainstream media with "10 second sound bites" (a long running problem). Thoughtful and meaningful discussion has deteriorating into urinating contests. I always considered myself to be an "independent" just because in the past both sides had good and bad. Anymore, both sides are toxic with the shouty ones getting the attention.

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