October: Millionaire pop stars campaign relentlessly for Barack Obama.
November: Pop stars campaign against big government being involved in their livelihoods:
A coalition of 125 celebrity musicians, including pop singer Katy Perry, have joined forces with anti-tax advocates including Grover Norquist and the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) to oppose an intellectual property “reform” bill that critics charge expands government to the detriment of the free market.
Opponents say the Internet Radio Fairness Act, being pushed by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), would mandatorily lower the licensing fees paid by Internet radio giant Pandora, moving the royalties system further away from a free market and instead entrenching a system in which government sets compensation rates while picking winners and losers.
It reminds me of the celebs who’d campaign for gun control and then turn around and use their celebrity, money and pull to get carry permits for themselves (Bill Cosby) or their bodyguards (Rosie O’Donnell).
And don’t get me wrong – I’m all for getting government out of as much of the market as we can, while we can.
But it’s the hypocrisy,