Why Does Netflix Need Lobbyists?
If you ever doubt that the Washington lobbying machine is too big, let this convince you that it is, in fact, the beast we fear it is.
Netflix’s need for representation in Washington is growing as it closely watches issues — from online privacy and broadband pricing schemes to postal cutbacks and patent reform. To that end, the company has ramped up its lobbying spending. So far this year, Netflix has spent $190,000 on lobbying, according to disclosures. It’s hired Franklin Square Group, Kountoupes Consulting and Monument Policy Group.
So Netflix is buffing up its presence in Washington. Just what we need, more rats scurrying around the Hill with comically sized checks for Congressional asshats.
Unfortunately, since I am a resident of Washington, DC, I ironically do not get any Washington presence. Sure, if I had a few hundred thousand to throw around, I could hire my own lobbyists but who has that kind of money?
Did you read that? I DON'T HAVE WASHINGTON REPRESENTATION and I live here.
Anyone else get what's wrong about that?