Net Neutrality? Really?

The first time I heard the phrase “net neutrality” was in this Daily Caller article: Comcast, Time-Warner Tank After Obama Announces Net Neutrality Support. Normally “net neutrality” would sound like nails on a chalkboard to me. It’s a little too PC for my taste, but I confess when I first read that net neutrality means reclassifying ISPs as utilities, I thought it actually could be a good thing for broadband customers because…

Remember this?

Haven’t we all had similar experiences with our ISPs? Seriously, does anybody like Comcast? Or AT&T? Or Time-Warner? I know I don’t and, products and services aside, it always makes me wonder how these companies manage to stay in business with such egregious report cards when it comes to customer service. read more

If it Looks Like A Duck

Originally published September 3, 2013.

In a stunning display of word-smithery, the Internal Revenue Service contributed Shared Responsibility Payment to the clever tax lexicon contained in the ever-expanding Glossary of Obama Administration Euphemisms.

On August 30, the IRS published it’s final ruling on regulations governing the implementation of Obamacare. In case you don’t know, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also colloquially known as Obamacare, makes it mandatory for individuals to maintain minimum essential health insurance coverage OR be penalized for non-compliance. Here’s an interesting tidbit. The IRS document, aptly titled Shared Responsibility Payment for Not Maintaining Minimum Essential Coverage, contains the catch-phrase, Shared Responsibility Payment, more than 50 times (actually 61 by my count) and yes I did count for myself and yes I did read the entire 75 page document. read more