Political Class vs You: Moral Hazard

Rasmussen did a poll on the FCC takeover of the Internet.

Surprise, most people are against it.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 21% of Likely U.S. Voters want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet as it does radio and television. Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed to such regulation, and 25% are not sure.

The really interesting part is where they break the poll down between the political class and the rest of us.

As you would expect, there is a huge gap between the Political Class and Mainstream Voters on this topic. Most Mainstream voters see free market competition as the best way to protect Internet users, but most in the Political Class prefer more regulation. Seventy-eight percent (78%) in the Political Class believe the regulations would be handled in an unbiased manner, while 72% of Mainstream voters believe they would be used to promote a political agenda.

It’s become blindingly obvious that there is a huge moral hazard problem with the government.

In almost every issue, what the political class wants is the opposite of what the people want. The government of the United States no longer represents or listens to the will of the people.

That scares the crap out of me.

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