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State regulators NOT in Verizon's pocket »Verizon's Hanging Up On Rural America
After deals are approved by lazy regulators (most of whom are in Verizon's pocket)If they are all in "Verizon's pocket" as you say, then why aren't they(at least some of them) in prison? Surely with all those public interest groups out there looking to nail all the major telcos hides to their wall, they would have gotten dirt on the regulatory members and had them indicted. Given that there is a definite lack of prosecutions, I submit that the vast majority of regulators are not in the telcos pocket and are actually(if not effectively) looking out for the best interests of their states citizens.
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Umm, ALL our politicians are in the megacorps pockets, I don't see any of them being arrested either. The simple fact is this, the so called 'regulators' are nothing more than PAID SHILLS who do the biddings of the megacorps, and do not serve the people they are hired to represent. And, for the record, the 'payoff' for a regulator is a cushy job at the megacorp after their term is up, EXACTLY what happens to corrupt congressional staffers.
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