Skip to comments.Chamber of Commerce opposes Obama's plans (and for good reason)
Posted on 08/09/2009 11:45:25 AM PDT by tobyhill
If President Barack Obama wants to take the measure of his opposition, he only has to glance across Lafayette Park from the White House. There, behind 10 massive Corinthian columns, is the headquarters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce a leading critic of the administration's health care and banking overhaul plans.
A fortress for the business community, the chamber has emerged as a multitasking, multimillion-dollar defender of the private sector against presidential initiatives. As lawmakers spend time at home during their August vacation hearing from constituents, the chamber is adding its own heat to the season.
There's a $2 million campaign against Obama's proposals that would make the government a competitor in the health insurance market. It's trying to make the case for insurers, which oppose a government-run insurance alternative but want to work with the White House to mandate coverage for all.
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I swear I heard Obama’s eunuchs in the MSM say last week that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was supporting Obamacare. Don’t tell me the MSM was lying to me again.
Now all we have to do is get them(The C of C) off of the Illegal-Alien thing and THEN they may be worth a damn.
“It’s trying to make the case for insurers, which oppose a government-run insurance alternative but want to work with the White House to mandate coverage for all.”
The insurance companies still want mandated coverage!!!!!
The list, ping
Uh oh, they’re going to be on the fishy list.
this from msnbc? wow.
This is the same Chamber which advocated, and continues to lobby hard, for open borders and in support of illegal immigration. Long ago the Chamber surrendered its mantle of advocate for ‘free enterprise’ and ‘main street’ in exchange for a seat at the table of big government, banking and corporatism. I thought that the COC was advocating some sort of statist solution to ‘health’ rationing so the merits of this article are suspect. Perhaps the Chamber got some backbone, but I doubt it.
What is the chamber of commerce’s view on Illegal immigration?
Same as Miss Lindsey Graham’s and Juan McPain’s.
They supported, endorsed, lobbied for the Bush plan.
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