Kentucky senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul is reasserting his libertarian bona fides by reiterating his belief that corporations should have the liberty(!) and freedom(!) to monopolize and pillage an essential public utility.
Paul's resolution, if adopted, would allow the Senate to fast-track a vote to establish that Congress disapproves of the FCC's new rules and moves to nullify them. [...]
"The Internet has successfully flourished without the heavy hand of government interference," Paul said in a statement. "Stated simply, I do not want to see the government regulating the Internet."
Without the "heavy hand of the government" the internet wouldn't exist, but I digress.
Unlike some of his other recent policy positions, this is perfectly in line with Paul's ideology. It is, however, yet another sign that he is not a secret liberal ally. Rand son of Ron worships at the alter of Corporate America just like any other Republican.
If a telecommunications company stifles access and innovation in your area with a lack of investment and poor service, the Market will take care of that unless, of course, it doesn't because your local provider is both a service monopoly and a media monstrosity that owns half of all programming and makes its owns rules.