This will happen time and again. If not Intuit, it will be industry X buying government on issue Y because it benefits them.
You can blame Intuit all you want, but that's like blaming sand for flowing downhill. Legal lobbying for your best self-interest is what we all do.
The real problem is not Intuit, but it's the Government. It should not be "buyable." Its purpose was to provide national security and law and order, that's all. The more functions and power it takes on, the more the lobbying goes up..
Think it's not bad enough? Heck, a 30-mile circle outside DC is populated mainly by lobbyists.