Are you freakin' kidding me? The world used to hate us, now they are laughing at us! Before you assume that I'm referring to the financial bailout fiasco that crashed the markets today, you may want to sit down.
No, the joke that is the United States House Of Politicians (not representatives, because they sure don't care much about representing me), that today threw the American economy into the the beginning of another great depression is not the subject of this post.
No. Not at all. The truly repulsive act of the day, goes to Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who TODAY of all days, thought it might be a good idea to introduce a new bill before Congress! You all may remember that slimeball Markey from the FCC fiasco relating to the Sirius XM merger.
With the country on the brink of collapse, this piece of crap decided today to introduce a bill that will MANDATE that HD Radio be included in all Satellite Radio receivers!
Markey said his bill seeks to address the long-term competitive health of local radio “while ensuring that their local, digital services are readily received by radio consumers."
The bill has the support of a bipartisan group of Energy and Commerce Committee House members who co-sponsored H.R. 7157, including Lee Terry (R-NE), Charlie Gonzalez (D-TX), Greg Walden (R-OR), Joe Wilson (R-SC), and Dan Burton (R-IN).
The Act also seeks to do what the FCC failed to do when it approved the historic merger between satcasters Sirius and XM on July 25. That was the time for the regulatory body to require radio manufacturers to require HD Radio capability be included on all satellite receivers, believes FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein. During a Sept. 19 commissioner’s breakfast at the NAB Radio Show/R&R Convention in Austin, the commissioner, an opponent of the merger, played down the commission’s recent official public inquiry which seeks comment on making forcing HD Radio technology be included on satellite receivers and expressed doubt that the commission now has the legal authority to enforce such a requirement.
At this point, Congress has proved itself inept and unable to operate to the benefit of the American public.. I urge all Americans to vote out of office EVERY incumbant member of Congress. It is the only way to get our country back.