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If you seen the US. Chamber of Commerce’s lobbying practice, then you know CEO Tom Donohue had lobbied against what you the 99% of American would find important. It the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hasn’t lobbied politicians on the behalf of the richest entities of America such as the oil and gas industries to the banking industries he has been involved in supporting law cases that would have gone against most of Americans. Preventing you from having your day in court. For instance the U.S. Chamber of Commerce heavily supported and pushed for the Supreme Court case decision that makes it harder for most Americans to file a Class Action Lawsuit against a major corporation.

I should add the United States Chamber of Commerce is a major lobbyist who lobbies mostly on Conservative, Republican, or GOP party issues.

The U.S. of Chamber of Commerce spends billions on lobbying, millions in campaign donations, and not to forget the millions spent on attack ads. In 2010, President Obama called out the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its attack ads. There has been suspision over foreign contributions being made to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The U.S Chamber of Commerce has chambers in countries all over the world.

Of course, in the midst of all this sits the Koch Brothers.                                 

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  •  A scary organization (3+ / 0-)
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    Empower Ink, mrsgoo, GDbot

    Many years ago, I worked for a trade association that was closely aligned with the US Chamber. In that job, I had to interact frequently with Chamber staff and, at times, with their members since there was overlap between their membership and that of the organization I worked for.

    I found the Chamber to be a scary organization. They were arrogant and totally convinced of the rightness of their positions. The wealth of their membership made them extremely powerful in Washington. They were capable of driving policy decisions for a large number of other trade associations in order to create a unified business block. The Chamber always got what it wanted.

    In those days, the Chamber's most powerful members were well-known, respected corporations. The thought of the Chamber and the Koch Bros. working together on a unified agenda should scare the hell out of everyone.

    " a society governed passively by free markets and free elections, organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy." Matt Taibbi

    by Getreal1246 on Mon May 21, 2012 at 05:36:22 AM PDT

  •  But, but... (0+ / 0-)

    the Kochs are nice guys- they give money to charities...

    The last sound on earth will be the squawk of an optimist.

    by CT yanqui on Mon May 21, 2012 at 07:20:33 AM PDT

  •  I don't understand why Dems don't use... (0+ / 0-)

    ... the Chamber, the NFIB, and industry lobbying to show that businesses collectively bargain all of the time?  No one seems to point out the hypocrisy of businesses banding together to get what they want - yet when people do it in the form of unions it is somehow evil.

    I haven't been here long enough to be considered a Kossack, does that mean that I'm just a sack?

    by Hey338Too on Mon May 21, 2012 at 07:39:02 AM PDT

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