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Forum Post: Ted Cruz Places Hold On Obama FCC Nominee

Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 18, 2013, 7:21 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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A spokesman for Mr. Cruz said Thursday that he has placed a hold on the nomination of former telecom lobbyist and venture capitalist Tom Wheeler to lead the Federal Communications Commission until Mr. Wheeler pledges not to require more disclosures from the sponsors of political ads.

Cruz spokesman Sean Rushton said by email that Mr. Wheeler has “expressed his readiness to revisit the senator’s questions.” The FCC declined to comment.

Mr. Cruz has opposed a measure called the Disclose Act that would require corporations, unions and other outside groups to disclose when they spend more than $10,000 to air campaign-related ads.

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I'm sure the media is the issue here, too. [/sarcasm]

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[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

For what?

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[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Cruz requires a pledge not to regulate any more than what Wheeler is allowed.

So, Cruz wants Wheeler to only do what he can do and no more.

In and of itself, the actual fact that he is even going there is insane. Cruz is simply obstructing for sake of obstructing.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (23968) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

obstructing for sake of obstructing

Yep

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[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

They are just ill suited to anything more than a cement overcoat.

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[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

I dunno.

Now that it's up, I have to go. Catcha later.

[-] 0 points by HCHC4 (-28) 1 year ago

How much would that effect television spending if people had to put their names on it?

Put Your Name On It is always a fun game, most dont like to play. Chances are the Big 6 Media is in no hurry to support more measures of disclosures. Chances are the majority of the power players in DC dont want it either. Cruz putting his name on it was prob the trade off for his recent little charade.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Ah yes, let's not hold Cruz accountable.

[-] 0 points by HCHC4 (-28) 1 year ago

Cruz is an idiot and should be treated accordingly.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

That won't get it, Jeremy.

[-] 0 points by HCHC4 (-28) 1 year ago

What would?