Skip to comments.Top Companies Aid Chamber of Commerce in Policy Fights
Posted on 10/21/2010 8:26:03 PM PDT by Nachum
Prudential Financial sent in a $2 million donation last year as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce kicked off a national advertising campaign to weaken the historic rewrite of the nations financial regulations.
Dow Chemical delivered $1.7 million to the chamber last year as the group took a leading role in aggressively fighting proposed rules that would impose tighter security requirements on chemical facilities.
And Goldman Sachs, Chevron Texaco, and Aegon, a multinational insurance company based in the Netherlands, donated more than $8 million in recent years to a chamber foundation that has been critical of growing federal regulation and spending. These large donations none of which were publicly disclosed by the chamber, a tax-exempt group that keeps its donors secret, as it is allowed by law offer a glimpse of the chambers money-raising efforts, which it has ramped up recently in an orchestrated campaign to become one of the most well-financed critics of the Obama administration and an influential player in this falls Congressional elections.
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Be careful....check out to see who they endorsed for the election....we have a local one that endorsed all the INCUMBENTS....Democrats....
True enough. The Los Angeles Chamber plays that game too.
This is almost bad as if we had a president who was the biggest recipient of BP cash.
Yes! In SC the Chamber endorsed a Democratic trial Lawyer over Nikki Haley.
Chamber of Commerce is Hydra. Here’s one version with a broader vision than most of US folk.
http://www.usmcoc.org/usa-chapters.php which might esplain their support of the invasion.
One of their interests that just keeps (ahem) trucking along
http://www.nascocorridor.com/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=category&id=40&Itemid=48 and what is a foreign trade zone, anyway? And why does the Boxer Rebellion come to mind when I read those words?
“But a review of the nearly 70 chamber-produced ads found that 93 percent of those that have run nationwide that focus on the midterm elections either support Republican candidates or criticize their opponents. “