Shutdowns Yet Again Demonstrate: Our Internet Works - and States' Big Government Doesn’t
All the Wrong Moves
When in March we were all first forced to begin hiding under our beds from a flu - your not-so-humble correspondent foresaw a coming mass business self-realization.
Companies everywhere would discern - they’ve been wasting a TON of coin on office space and all its attending expenses.
The Remote Work Revolution - would begin accelerating at light speed.
Mostly because - businesses everywhere would realize how thoroughly and completely they can count on everyone’s Internet connections.
At the shutdown’s outset, I said our less-government-Internet - freed by the Donald Trump Administration from ridiculous Net Neutrality and other over-regulations - would expertly handle the massive increase in Internet traffic.
And half-a-year of shutdown stupidity later - our Internet connections remain steadfast and strong.
The way you know this is - no one is discussing our Internet connections. It is a simple given that anyone who fires up a device - will seamlessly connect to the Web.
The way you know this is - all sorts of business and government debates are taking place…predicated upon the unspoken assumption of mass, successful Internet connections.
And these debates - are yet again demonstrating the importance of states not foisting big government upon their citizenry.
Whether it’s shutdown-specific idiocy….
“‘You can’t golf. You can golf. You can golf if you walk, but not with a cart. Now it’s okay with a cart…’”
“The governor signed an order late Friday allowing people to assemble in groups of as many as ten….‘I’ve been really clear about the beaches; they are closed for swimming,’ (NYC Mayor Bill) de Blasio said Friday at his daily coronavirus briefing.”
Get that? In California - you could swim…but not sit on the beach. In New York - you could sit on the beach…but not swim.
Then there’s the government-assaulting-work-and-workers idiocy….
“The shift to working from home is leading to a heated debate between states over how to tax workers….”
Appearing this morning on CNBC, Republican Sununu was spectacular:
“(Big government New York and Massachusettes) are coming after our citizens - and we’re going to put up a fight.…”
“Covid has changed the dynamic in so many ways. Whether it’s families and businesses moving into New Hampshire - people understanding they can work remotely with the good quality of life we provide here. No income tax, no sales tax, great schools, safe state.…”
See how matter-of-factly Sununu references “people…can work remotely?” He can do that because Internet Service Providers (ISPs) - combined with the less government federal policies of the last quarter century - have made working remotely a matter of fact.
More Sununu on the fabulous success of ISPs and less government:
“People realize that working remotely is possible. You can have all that connectivity in a place like New Hampshire but not have to be in the dire straits of a New York City or Boston or Seattle or San Francisco. Folks are moving here. They’re working remotely. They can stay with their business anywhere in the country - but still be right here in tax-free New Hampshire….
“We’re booming. We’re absolutely booming. (People) are coming (to New Hampshire) from all across the country….Let’s say you’re in New York. You have a mayor that doesn’t know what he’s doing. You have years of terrible policy out of Albany (New York’s state capital).
“People have choices. And 2020 is making them drive to those decisions. It’s like they put a big sign on the Brooklyn Bridge that said - ‘Last one out turn out the lights.’ And everyone is finally saying ‘Look, we’re going to come up to a place like New Hampshire…, where we can have that connectivity….’
“Young families are finally realizing: Why pay all this money for (big government states’ lack of) quality of life - when we can still be connected, but be in a place like New Hampshire where they’re not hitting us with taxes, the government doesn’t get in our way. It’s a government that promotes business - not fights it.”
Speaking of the Internet - and states fighting businesses….
Behold anti-sanity California. Which is so big - its big government awfulness warps the rest of the nation.
And Big Government California has gone out of its way - to attack the Internet. You know - the thing currently saving our locked-down keisters.
You’ll be shocked to learn that Big Government California’s rewrites - are Gigli-terrible.
Which means the state’s very many victims - are forced to fight back.
I’m sure industries do. And shocker….
And Big Government California – ain't even close to finished:
“The beginning of CCPA is not the end of debate around data privacy in California or elsewhere. In fact, an even stronger data privacy proposal is already gaining momentum in California from the same organizers that prompted state lawmakers to pass the CCPA in the first place. The California Privacy Rights Act…would go even further than the current law.”
And how is all of this big government hyperactivity working for California?
With most headed to New Hampshire - and other less government locales.
The China Virus shutdowns have even more acutely and starkly highlighted the differences between Big Government states and Less Government states.
And as has always and forever been the case - less government is oh-so-much better.
This first appeared in Red State.