Mississippi State University graduate Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-7) is the first woman elected by Tennessee to the US House of Represntatives. Congressman Blackburn began her elected service career in 1998 as a Tennessee State Senator.
Blackburn’s state Senate career was marked by her commitment to fiscal common sense and government accountability. She became known to her constituents for holding “budget school” in her district and across the state; identifying waste and offering solutions for a state in a budget crunch. While serving in the Tennessee Senate, Blackburn led a statewide grassroots campaign to defeat a proposed state income tax. Her CPAC speech focused on stopping so-called “Net Neutrality”.
Blackburn asked the audience to help her combat Obama’s FCC and “defend Internet freedom“, saying new regulations threaten innovation. She contended that Net Neutrality equates to nationalization of the Internet, and will even be used to chill free speech.
Blackburn mocked claims that Net Neutrality is needed to protect us from “evil corporate greed”. She compared Net Neutrality’s threat on the Internet to Obamacare’s subversion of free healthcare.