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The FCC gets it. They also know where lobbying dollars come from, and its not consumers (individuals or companies other than carriers).

"Last week, the Obama administration announced its choice to lead the Federal Communications Commission: Tom Wheeler, who is not only a former telecom lobbyist but also a huge bundler for the Obama campaign. The New York Times Editorial Page today explains that this choice is "raising serious questions about [Obama's] 2007 pledge that corporate lobbyists would not finance his campaign or run his administration." It also notes that "given his background, it is almost certain that [Wheeler] raised money [for Obama] from people whose companies he would regulate, creating potential conflicts of interest."

Last week, President Obama named another big bundler of his, the billionaire heiress Penny Pritzker, to be his Commerce Secretary; at the Nation, Rick Perlstein details just some of the interesting questions about that choice that need to be explored. At this point, the only surprising thing is that there are any more bundlers left for Obama to appoint to important administration positions." - Glenn Greenwald, http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/may/09/hawking...

Exactly. And to ensure they get a cushy job at these companies when they leave FCC. The revolving door continues on.

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