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Ask Rep. Issa Anything About Internet Bill in Live Chat

The 49th District Representative is hosting a live chat on Reddit Wednesday to answer questions about his proposed bill banning Internet regulation.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, wants to know what you think of his bill proposing to ban new Internet regulation for two years.

Issa will be conducting a live chat via the Reddit news aggregation site at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to take questions from voters.

In the draft bill, titled the Internet American Moratorium Act:

It is resolved in the House of Representatives and Senate that they shall not pass any new legislation for a period of 2 years from the date of enactment of this Act that would require individuals or corporations engaged in activities on the Internet to meet additional requirements or activities.

Issa, who will represent the newly formed 49th District serving San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Ladera Ranch, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Vista, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Torrey Pines and Rancho Santa Fe, will be answering questions and seeking input on the bill.

Issa will be taking questions at the Reddit "IAmA" comments section Wednesday. "IAmA" allows users to state their background and take questions from users in a live chat format, as in "IAmA Congressman seeking your input..."

The draft bill is the latest in a series Issa's has sponsored aiming to reduce regulation and shrink the federal government.

A lively discussion is already underway on the page.

"Why are so many in Washington so eager to mess with the Internet?" asks a user named FriedBizkit. "To keep us safe? From what?"

Another thinks the Internet should be more regulated.

"Speaking as someone who deals with Internet infrastructure every day and has for the last 20 years, YES I do want the Internet regulated," the user yeahnothx answers. "I want protection from corporate interests AND government spying. I want fair rules for who gets to use the internet, such as net neutrality and common sense principles such as applying radio rules to internet radio."

Donna Gilmore November 28, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Rep. Darrell Issa is sponsoring Internet Moratorium Bill, but be careful of this nice sounding bill. Issa is a leader for the pro nuclear power industry. He was part of the "team" that went after NRC Chairman Jaczko -- the one NRC Commissioner who was actually trying to make us safer after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown. My guess is he is trying to take away the one most powerful tool we have to share the truth about nuclear power safety to the public. See details about his role in Jaczko's ouster: http://sanonofresafety.org/2011/12/11/regulatory-meltdown-four-nrc-commissioners-undermine-safety/ Issa represents the district that houses San Onofre.
Imperfect Man November 29, 2012 at 01:04 AM
I presume regardless what a person does or doesn't do, the subject of the discussion shall always be the things you oppose, rather than the subject of the article. Am I correct on this? The issue is the internet and an attempt to make sure our government is not going to immediately impose more regulations upon those of us who use the internet. The Nuclear power industry (to my knowledge) is not involved in this issue. Correct me if I'm wrong. Just because someone does or says something you don't agree with on one topic, doesn't mean they are standing in the same position with regard to another subject. And this article is about a different subject. I really dislike people who limit a person based upon one action or point of view. When something is good, then it is good. If it's bad, oppose it. Don't condemn a person's attempts to make things good in one respect, just because you don't agree with them in another respect.

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