Major Silicon Valley Player Steps Up to Battle Google’s Democratic Party Cronyism
As Google emerged as the Silicon Valley tech leader, it gained a powerful platform.
Google joined the special interest game to protect its interests and shareholders.
Google leads the way in playing the special interest game in Washington among tech companies.
Google has built cozy crony relationships with the Democratic Party in Washington.
The Oracle Corporation is using its deep financial resources to fund the “Google Transparency Project,” which has set up headquarters in Washington, D.C. with a mission to “out” Google’s dicey lobbying practices and expose crony relationships with President Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
With Google demonstrating its political clout by essentially writing the “Net Neutrality” regulatory language, Oracle and others are stepping up funding for a Silicon Valley attack dog to level the playing field.
Silicon Valley has earned the nickname “Valley of the Democrats” from the TechCrunch blog because of its symbiotic business relationship with Washington. But as Breitbart News reported last year, Google’s $16,830,000 in lobbying expenditure dominated the $139.5 million spent by both the computer and Internet industries.
As increasingly more and more Americans join the freelance ranks and earn a living online. the issue of Net Neutrality and privacy will grow in importance.
We need more than one corporation and one political party dictating the terms access to the Internet.