I have never particularly liked a strong relationship between big government and big business. For example, the six largest banks were able to get Congress to socialize their losses and have us taxpayers bail them out while being able to keep their profits and pay enormously large salaries to themselves. The opportunity for self-indulgence and (what amounts to) oppression of less-powerful interests, groups and people is obvious (IMHO), as illustrated by Washington’s bailout of the large banks a few years ago while allowing hundreds of smaller banks to go out of business.
Today, we learn that another strong relationship exists between the NSA and the large tech firms. Both have their own interests in this deal and those interests are not good for the little guy. Color me paranoid. I don’t trust stuff like this. Neither should you.
Bill English, CEO