Google: Crony

Google expanding its San Francisco offices – San Jose Mercury News

We are excited to expand in San Francisco, and we will continue to work hard to be a good neighbor in the communities where we work and live,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement.

San Francisco officials welcomed the news. Google has “demonstrated that they really have the San Francisco values that the mayor has been trying to impart to other companies,” said Christine Falvey in Mayor Ed Lee’s office.

She was referring to Google’s recent donations to local charities and a $6.8 million grant from the company that will provide free transit passes for low-income youth in the city. Google announced the grant after critics complained its private buses were blocking access to public transit stops.

As a long-time San Francisco resident, allow me to translate:  “We like Google because they’re willing and able to pay whatever vote-buying boodle we demand.”

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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