From The Washington Examiner today:
Consider this extraordinary fact: despite being a $100-billion-a-year company in a rapidly changing industry, Apple never formed a political action committee.
Also, Apple spent less on lobbying than its competitors. See the chart above showing the 2010 lobbying expenditures of some computer companies you’ve heard of. Apple was far below major players like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and IBM.
This approach — minding their own business, literally — earned Apple the ire of government.
Click the article link above for the chart. It is a testimony to Apple’s refreshing lack of rent-seeking.