While approaching the capital building this morning, I was approached by a
lobbyist from IBM. She asked me to support the Security Systems Standards and
Certification Act (SSSCA) so that terrorists would not be able to destroy our
nation's second biggest export, entertainment. Apparently IBM's hard drive
division has already developed the technology to do this. She sounded very
reasonable and I am inclined to agree with her. I am particularily intrigued by
the $2000 donation IBM just made to my campaign.
This afternoon, another lobbyist approached me about the SSSCA, this one
representing IBM. He told me the SSSCA was unworkable and would cost billions
in computer support costs. He mentioned that IBM spends hundreds of millions
of dollars every year advertising on all-news channels. I notice IBM just
donated another $1000 to my campaign.
Should I support IBM, or IBM? **sigh** What's a congresscritter to do?