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Congressmen Rated On Tech-Friendliness 270

Uncle Dick writes "CNET has released the results of a study ranking every US Representative and Senator on a scale rating their relative friendliness towards various technology and internet related issues. Republicans and Democrats fare similarly in both houses of Congress, although CNET gives the edge to the GOP. Big Winner? Ron Paul (R-TX). 2004 Presidential candidate John Kerry (D-MA) does not fare so well."
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Congressmen Rated On Tech-Friendliness

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  • Ron Paul (Score:4, Informative)

    by eric76 ( 679787 ) on Friday November 03, 2006 @06:57AM (#16701105)
    What a go, Ron Paul.

    For those who don't realize it, Ron Paul ran for President once as the Libertarian Candidate.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 03, 2006 @08:04AM (#16701359)
    Hmm. Look at some of the other scores - I am not sure that a "check" or "X" means the person voted yea or nay on a bill - it means that they made the "right" vote for that particular measure. Many of the lowest scorers had "Xs" against votes that I would consider pro-tech.

    Paul is extremely consistent - his nickname in the House is "Dr. No," because he votes against so many bills. He's probably the only person in the entire federal government who can really be considered a libertarian, and definitely the only person I'd bother to cast a vote for (If I lived in the 14th district of Texas, that is).
  • by bergeron76 ( 176351 ) on Friday November 03, 2006 @12:37PM (#16704095)
    Ironically, the website of the most tech. friendly Rep. Ron Paul (14th Dist. TX) [according to CNET], doesn't work with OS X?

    I'm using Firefox on OS X and I'm just trying to click the giant PLAY button on his site.

    Sheesh, what happened to standards?

  • Ron Paul's essays (Score:3, Informative)

    by dark_requiem ( 806308 ) on Saturday November 04, 2006 @02:59AM (#16713623)
    Ron Paul has written an extensive collection of editorials and essays which can be found at his archive [] at He's the one politician I actually respect, and typically reasons and expresses his viewpoints extremely well. The above link includes articles covering everything from technology, to economics, to freedom. Highly recommended reading.

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