I love Ed Markey, I really do. There is not a better advocate for the public on the Commerce Committee. But that he is reduced to going on bended knee to a "roundtable" of "stakeholders" rather than actually hold a mark up hearing on the Inslee Bill (which is just four freakin' pages) is sickening.
And members of Congress wonder at their low approval numbers? Heck, they've outsourced public policy to the private sector. Time to downsize them out of existence.
I refuse to give any political contributions until Congress actually does it's job and passes a law on Internet radio rates. Not one more dime. That includes Presidential candidates -- especially those still in the House or Senate. When I get a solcitiation for a contribution, I shall reply that I refuse to give until this is resolved. Let Congress do it's job and actually legislate, or forget about more contributions -- at least from me.
Cut their pay and see how they dance.