Obama, McCain and High-Tech
I wondered where Sen. McCain and now President-elect Obama stood on high-tech
issues. Well, all I had to do was go to the candidates' Web sites -- the answers
were already there!
Obama is for network
neutrality (so we can do pretty much what we want with our broadband connections),
wants to expand these broadband networks to areas not currently covered, invest
in the American high-tech industry, and use the Internet to let citizens track
government more closely.
McCain also posted
his positions on his Web site. He believes low capital gains taxes spur
risk and innovation, seeks low taxes for those investing in research and development,
wants the Internet to be a tax-free zone (at least on Internet use), and wants
more H-1B visas (which Bill Gates has long sought, as well),
Like his rival, McCain wants to expand broadband access. While he doesn't specifically
support net neutrality, he wants to preserve consumers' freedom to use their
connections as they like.
Posted by Doug Barney on 11/05/2008 at 1:16 PM