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What Next? Feds Want To Take Your Remote

Posted By Conn Carroll On October 9, 2009 @ 10:53 am In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

Earlier this week the Federal Trade Commission yet again proved their uselessness, this time by issuing guidelines requiring bloggers to disclose any payments they receive from the subjects of their reviews or face a $11,000 fine. [1] Because who knows what death and destruction would occur if Timmy failed to let his readers know that Activision gave him a new controller before he wrote a review about how awesome Guitar Hero 5 is.

Now House Democrats in Congress want to pass a bill forcing the Federal Communications Commission to regulate the volume of television commercials. [2]

Is this really something the federal government needs to be doing? Are we paying taxes so that federal bureaucrats can act as our communal mute button?

Americans don’t need nanny state regulations from the FTC and FCC. We need a return to limited government principles [3] and a rejection of the Obama Czar State. [4]


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URLs in this post:

[1] face a $11,000 fine.: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/05/AR2009100503620.html

[2] regulate the volume of television commercials.: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/62267-house-panel-seeks-to-hush-noisy-tv-ads

[3] limited government principles: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Thought/fp0023.cfm

[4] Obama Czar State.: http://www.foundry.org/2009/10/01/morning-bell-the-obama-czar-state-is-about-to-kill-the-economy/

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