Actual LOL I nearly spit my coffee out. You should check out UK laws sometime, or what many MENA countries already have.
Reality: US is just doing what every other government (including US) has already been doing, they just want to make it appear more legal to put their hand in the cookie jar when they get caught.
Here in Thailand, our Junta is actively working on installation of a 'Single Gateway' system. The fact that they cannot find or produce a single credible Network Engineer to state that this is a good idea, is a bit concerning... I do not think I am allowed to say it is a bad idea, so I won't say it is a bad idea, because I am certain my ISP and the Junta Gov't here monitor or try to monitor everything as well and they would not want me to say it is a bad idea. In fact, if it came from the Junta Govt it must be a great idea!