Robert Scheer writes: "Big government, the devil that Republicans love to inveigh against, is big precisely because it is so active in so many costly ways in serving the interests of our biggest corporations. Corporate lobbyists attest with their every breath that big government and big business are bedmates in a bountiful venture that impoverishes the rest of us."
President Barack Obama listens to General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt speak during a meeting of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness at the White House, 02/24/11. (photo: Reuters)
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