Confirmation of Thomas Wheeler: FCC Chairman

Nothing defines members of congress more accurately than how they vote on key issues. Far more often than not, you’ll find Tom Udall’s votes on the “wrong” side of important bills! Reference supporting article links below.

What This Vote Does:

Thomas Wheeler was nominated by President Obama to be the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. As chairman he would have a great say in shaping U.S. policies concerning the internet, cell phones, streaming video, programming, accessibility to the internet. All of these issues and more are important to modern day America. Thomas Wheeler has been a lobbyist and is cozy with big corporations, such as AT&T and Comcast who stand to benefit by this commission’s rulings. Thomas Wheeler recently wrote a plan that was voted on by the commission (3-2) with Democrats shooting down Net Neutrality and Republicans voting to protect Net Neutrality.

What Vote Aids Middle America: “No”

It would have been much better not to vote for Thomas Wheeler who came to the position with years of experience in big business, with a desire to help big business, with a goal of pushing control of the internet to those with money and power. Thomas Wheeler was a controversial choice and, with reason, has turned out to be a bad choice for those who want little guys to have access to the internet and a chance to have their products, ideas and energy represented without having to pay fees to big ISP providers like Comcast and AT&T.

What Tom Udall Voted: “Yes”

Tom Udall wanted President Obama to have his team in place. Tom Udall voted for Thomas Wheeler. Tom Udall says he believes in Net Neutrality but, once again, what Tom says and what he does, are two different things. As is so often the case, Tom Udall votes for a bill and then spends time trying to push amendments that don’t go anywhere to show he is fighting for his identity voters. The bill becomes law and Tom helps his crony capitalist big business friends (whether healthcare, immigration, banking, Wall Street or Communications). Tom Udall, crony capitalist, talks big but uses a big stick to slam small business, middle class America, and people who don’t agree with his big government policies.