Scandal is the measure by which we mark our painful progress towards the end of the Obama Regime. To wit;
How minority set-asides got tangled up in the net neutrality holy war.
Racial spoils are making a comeback at the Federal Communications Commission after being put mostly to rest in an important 2006 reform.
The latest sign is a quiet, nonpublic vote by Chairman Tom Wheeler and his two fellow Democrats to approve a waiver for minority entrepreneur David Grain, allowing him a 25% discount in this fall’s spectrum auction—a nice windfall.
Mr. Grain already owns several spectrum licenses acquired as part of a swap between AT&T and Verizon—which he leases back to AT&T and Verizon. This alone should have made him ineligible for bidding credits. Credits aren’t supposed to be available to those who are looking merely to flip spectrum for easy profits.
(Full article is behind the WSJ paywall.) It has been clear, in this the sixth year of the Obama Regime that any money left lying around or that must pass through the hands of any agency staffed by this socialist mob is likely to get lifted or “taxed”. Much the same way that Donie used to “tax” my deserts on the way out of kitchen to my plate.
So a spectrum allocation program meant to be a fair, equitable way of distributing and re-using public airways has been drafted as a part of Barry’s wealth re-distribution and campaign coffers program. Oh yes it is!
From the moment Bloomberg News reported the David Grain waiver two weeks ago, the focus has been on Mr. Grain’s political giving. He was a big Obama bundler and lately has been generous to South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn, whose daughter is the FCC’s Ms. Clyburn.
By 2016 it would not surprise me if we discover that the Statue of Liberty is a Styrofoam replica and the copper original turns up sold to a salvage yard in Brooklyn.