Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Feb 2013 22:28 UTC, submitted by bowkota
In the News "The last time we looked at Silicon Valley's lobbying efforts, Google was the big spender and Apple the piker. That hasn't changed much in the past nine months. In fact, Google increased its political spending in 2012 - a Presidential election year - by nearly 90%, while Apple reduced its by 13%." Anti-SOPA or no, that's a hell of a lot of money. This should be illegal - it's thinly veiled corruption.
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by kurkosdr on Tue 19th Feb 2013 11:16 UTC
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Pardon me dear gentlemen, but shouldn't we first and foremost blame the citizens who vote (again and again) for candidates who officially accept "donations" from for-profit corps? It's like the guy who sold the Eifel tower to another guy. Shouldn't we blame the "another guy" first and foremost for getting duped into a con like that?
If a candidate accepts "donatioms", don't vote for him/her. If everybody did that, "donations" would have to be under the table, which is unethical and probably illegal.

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