Thursday, May 1, 2014
Google is now the number one in corporate lobbying.
Last year the single largest corporate lobbyist was General Electric. The second biggest? A new arrival, called...Google. Time Magazine White House correspondent Michael Scherer tells Brooke what took the tech industry so long to get lobbying and what they're doing to influence politics. Silicon Valley is both libertarian and liberal, with liberal social values but right wing Republican corporate power financial interests. Above all they want government to stay our of business.
In both of President Obama's campaigns he raised more money in Silicon Vellay (meaning the computer software world) then Hollywood (meaning the entertainment industry) based on social values, however the tide may be shifting.
Is unchecked corporate growth for Apple, Google, Mocrosoft or other companies healthy for America, our privacy and our overall social values?