Have you seen the little piggies crawling in the dirt?
Always have clean shirts to play around in….
In their eyes there’s something lacking, what they need’s a damn good whacking…
Piggies, by George Harrison
The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste–home of the “Swineline”–announced its opposition to the so-called Internet Radio Fairness Act. Yes, the publisher of the Congressional Pig Book took issue with a rasher of issues on the porcine legislation:
According to the Daily [Hog] Caller:
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, a government watchdog group…joined in on the opposition [to IRFA] with a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and Internet on November 16.
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste president Thomas Schatz argued that the bill would bring Internet radio services under a standard developed in the 1970s.
“The result is to move nearly 1,800 entities that currently operate under the market-based standard down to the below-market standard, instead of moving the three grandfathered entities up to the market-based standard,” he said, referring to satellite radio providers SiriusXM and Musak, and cable music providers like Music Choice.
“And the bill proposes a new, political, presidentially appointed board that will maximize the lobbying potential of the recipients of the government subsidy,” said Schatz.