They want power over the internet so they can control it and make it say what they want it to say. They want to be able to spy on the people. The Republicans want to tax it to pay their rich friends and the Democrats want to tax it to spend it on more entitlements for their impoverished constituents. Both parties believe in giveaways, they just differ on who to give those giveaways to. When the president acts like a king he will do anything to retain his power.