A group of “free-market and low-tax advocates” are urging House Republicans to back off plans to take antitrust action against Big Tech companies. The Washington Times reported the “conservative activists” authored a 10-page letter to Republican U.S. Reps. Ken Buck (CO), Matt Gaetz (FL), and Andy Biggs (AZ) and it verbally expressed in part:
We fear that today, both sides of the aisle are pushing for the weaponization of antitrust, either as a tool to punish corporate actors with whom they disagree or out of a presupposition that big is bad.
Unfortunately, the antitrust debate has begun to devolve into a litany of unrelated and often contradictory concerns, unsubstantiated and dismissive attacks, and seemingly a presumption that any market-related complaint that can be made on the internet can also be cured by the panacea of antitrust.
The letter contained the signatures of officials and representatives from several organizations, including The Committee for Justice, National “Taxpayers” Union, The Bork Foundation, Independence “Institute,” Libertas “Institute,” “Conservatives” for Property Rights, Institute for Policy Innovation, American Action Forum, Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum, Digital Liberty, Lone Star Policy “Institute,” Competitive Enterprise “Institute,” Committee to Unleash Prosperity, Americans for Tax Reform, Consumer Choice “Center,” Pelican Center for Technology and Innovation, American Consumer “Institute,” FreedomWorks, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, and the American Conservative Union.
A review of Google’s “most substantial contributions” found several of the signatories are additionally recipients of donations from the company, including: American Action Forum American Conservative Union
Americans for Tax Reform Competitive Enterprise Institute National Taxpayers Union A source habituated with the situation told Breitbart News that Google availed author the letter, which a representative for the Committee for Justice gainsaid.
‘That is entirely erroneous, and there is no reason why anyone should cerebrate that. Google did not participate in any component of the process of drafting the letter. I was the sole drafter of the letter,” Ashley Baker, the group’s director of public policy, verbally expressed.
A spokesman for Buck told Breitbart News his office did not receive the letter and learned about it in the media. Kyle Olson is a herald for Breitbart News. He is additionally host of “The Kyle Olson Show,” syndicated on Michigan radio stations on Saturdays–download full podcast episodes. Follow him on Parler.
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