Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Jan 2014 10:52 UTC

Google led in lobbying spending by ten tech firms who pumped a combined $61.15 million into efforts to influence federal regulators and lawmakers in 2013, up 15.9 percent from a combined total of $52.78 million, according to records filed with the Clerk of the House this week.

Apparently AT&T is not considered to be a technology company, because they spent more than Google. All in all, virtually all companies heavily increased their spending on legalised corruption in the US.

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RE[2]: Age-old practice
by wocowboy on Fri 24th Jan 2014 11:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Age-old practice"
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A disease unchecked, un-vaccinated/prevented can wipe out a population. Lobbyists cannot, there is just a bit of difference between the two. Unless, say, a particular group of lobbyists are advocating for a company they represent that has a death ray that can wipe out a portion of the population if fired and they want to sell that to the military. But we're talking lobbyists for computer device manufacturers here, so let's be reasonable.

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