Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 22:40 UTC
In the News "The increase is a sign that the search engine can no longer afford to operate in a Silicon Valley vacuum. For years, Google had a reputation for indifference inside the Beltway. It took Google until May 2005 to set up a presence in Washington and even then, its headquarters consisted of a one-man lobbying shop in suburban Maryland." Do the Americans among you just accept this? Is this normal? Why aren't you guys turning to the streets when your country is quite clearly being bought left and right? I mean, I'm sure this happens everywhere, but on this scale? Gives me the creeps.
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by Fergy on Wed 25th Apr 2012 05:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Flatland_Spider"
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Pulling a lever and hoping everything works out isn't going to cut it.

I agree with you fully. But lobbying is a symptom of a broken system. You should have more influence in politics but I think it should be built in the system. You already pay the government why pay again for lobbying groups?
I think we should be able to vote on things that we find important not on people. I don't care about the people in politics. And if we can't change the system; A large country like the US should at least have 20-30 parties.

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