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Posted on April 7, 2009
There is currently a bill moving through the Florida Legislature called the “Consumer Choice and Protection Act” that will affect consumers in Tallahassee. The name of the bill is disarming and leaves little room for opposition. Who can be against consumer choice and protection?
However, when you get past the title and dig a little, an interesting question arises. Why does the telecommunications industry need to spend millions of dollars in campaign contributions and hire over 100 lobbyists to get a bill with such a friendly title through the Florida Legislature?
Here are some facts on the “Consumer Choice and Protection Act”:
In these tough economic times, all businesses are trying to squeeze every little bit of revenue from their customers. It looks as though the telecommunications industry has decided to take one last pass at the senior citizens and those who can only afford basic telephone service.