The Club for Growth opposes the Save the Internet Act, H.R. 1644 and urges all Representatives to vote NO on it. A vote is expected soon in the House. The results of this vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2019 congressional scorecard.
The Save the Internet Act is a silly rebranded attempt of the Net Neutrality effort that big government politicians have taken to stifle innovation and place shackles on a free and open internet. A massive government intrusion on the Internet is the last thing the U.S. economy needs because it would decrease investment, productivity and wages.
Higher regulation of the Internet would yield the same result higher regulation yields on all other business – regulation destroys competition in the marketplace because it picks winners and losers. Compliance costs with increased regulation can be managed by the largest companies, but often cause smaller businesses to go completely out of business.
The legislation would also slam a HUGE tax increase on American consumers of the Internet because it would allow data use to be taxed. The U.S. economy is fueled by technology, with most business transactions using the Internet to facilitate commerce. Congress should allow the Internet to grow our economy by staying out of the way.
Club for Growth Foundation’s Congressional Scorecard for the 116th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to the public.