lobbyingRecession or not, clearly Google is interested in doing everything they can to remain top dog in Washington D.C. So with all of the cutbacks elsewhere, the search engine giant has still managed to spend $880,000 on lobbying within the first quarter alone. That is a lot of lobbying money, considering that this is merely a search engine company.

What is interesting is that no one seems to be all that up in arms over Google’s wish to have access to your medical records, behavioral advertising or other controversial issues that the search engine giant has its fingers in these days.

Not their lobbying is certainly not all doom and gloom by any means. Some positives include their lobbying on behalf of expanding access to high speed Internet and developing cleaner energies, in addition to Internet security.