Google should not be accused of "unfair" acts: lawmakers

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HeatherGirl wrote:

Well hey, they donate to these two Democrats. We can’t have them accused of “unfair acts” if they are breaking anti-trust laws.

Doesn’t the FTC know they donate to Democrats? Maybe they did not get the memo that you don’t do this to people who donate to Democrats!

Nov 19, 2012 4:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
brotherkenny4 wrote:

13 or 14K hardly merits mentioning. Doesn’t Google give money to every politician. Indeed, someone should check, but I’ll wager that every house and senate candidate in california received a donation.

Nov 19, 2012 5:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse

The idea that $14,000 to a Congressional campaign buys critical influence is ludicrous. Why not the obvious? Google is a massive employer and gigantic source of pride in these Silicon Valley districts. More than any other company — even Apple — Google IS the Silicon Valley. Of course the local representatives defend it!

Nov 19, 2012 6:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
reality-again wrote:

Google is a monopoly in web search, and a greedy one.
Through search results, it promotes other services it offers, such as Google shopping cart etc.
Both advertisers and Internet users lose from this.

Nov 19, 2012 8:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
timacheson wrote:

“two California Democrats in the House of Representatives, who count Google as a major campaign contributor”

This headline is misleading. These are Google cronies, paid for by the corporation.

Google also has a huge “lobbying” budget. And “lobbying” is a euphemism for the willful subversion of democracy by the powerful minority, ensuring that decisions are based on their needs rather than those of the majority. Money counts, not votes.

Nov 20, 2012 4:53am EST  --  Report as abuse
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