Skip to comments.Chamber of Commerce: Only Permanent Democratic Party Rule Can Solve Entitlements Crisis
Posted on 01/10/2014 7:04:24 AM PST by xzins
I’m confused myself, but they are a chamber… of commerce, so I assume that their plan to turn America into a one-party Democratic country is really well thought out and not at all like the time the insurance industry and medical associations decided to back ObamaCare in the hopes that short term gains would be worth destroying the Constitution.
Thomas Donohue, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, declared 2014 the year of immigration reform, Wednesday, during his annual state of American business address.
Were determined to make 2014 the year that immigration reform is finally enacted, Donohue said. The chamber will pull out all the stopsthrough grassroots lobbying, communications, politics and partnerships with our friends in the union, and faith-based organizations, and law enforcement groups, and others to get this job done.
And if that doesn’t work, they’ll slip them some briefcases full of Zimbabwean trillion dollar bills under the table. But why does the Chamber of Commerce want to legalize 12 million illegal aliens?
Immigration reform was one of several items on the chambers agenda for 2014. Other reforms he endorsed included expanding domestic energy production, delaying or repealing the employer mandate under Obamacare, and comprehensive tax reform to lower rates and simplify the code.
The Chamber of Commerce wants to add 12 million illegal aliens from Mexico to the voting rolls… and it wants to lower taxes.
One of these things is not compatible with the other. As the C of C would figure out if it took a closer look at California. It can have lower taxes or it can have illegal alien amnesty.
It can’t have both.
So the Chamber of Commerce has to pick what it cares about more; lower tax rates or illegal alien amnesty.
Donohue also warned that the entitlement crisis is the most predictable crisis in American history. By 2023 entitlement spending and interest on the debt will account for 76 percent of government outlays, he said, increasing federal spending to nearly $6 trillion per year.
Even more predictably, adding millions to the welfare class, along with their elderly relatives from Mexico, will drastically increase entitlements spending. And spending in general.
Imagine a new future where Obama and Elizabeth Warren and Bill de Blasio are the future instead of temporary aberrations. Good luck with your entitlements crisis under permanently left-wing rule.
This is why challenging C of C candidates in primaries is justified unless they disavow immigration reform (amnesty) because whether or not the seat is held by a pro-amnesty Republican or a Democrat, amnesty will mean permanent Democratic Party rule in under two decades.
Its time for our leaders to act like leaders, to tell the American people the truth, Donohue said, and to craft a fair, sensible plan to reform and save these vital programs.
Donohue laid out a vision to expand opportunity for all, and argued immigration reform is vital to that aim.
Throughout history, immigrants have brought innovation, ideas, investments, and dynamism to American enterprise, he said. And in terms of demographics, we need immigration.
We have immigration. 1 million immigrants a year.
What Donohue means is that we need to have lots of cheap Mexican labor. And he pretends that those same cheap laborers will then bring “innovation, ideas and investments” instead of grabbing every benefit they can get the first chance that they get… and then vote Democrat to lock in those benefits.
Critics of the Senates immigration bill have argued that adding millions of immigrants and guest workers will harm the lagging economy and reduce American wages. The Gang of Eight bill would add an estimated 30 million additional immigrants to the United States over the next decade at a time when the number of Americans not in the labor force has reached record highs.
I’m sure it won’t be a problem. Not with unemployment insurance for life. Which Donohue absolutely opposes, but which his support for illegal alien amnesty will lead to.
2013 we liked, Donohue said. We made a deal in the Senate, we did that with a cooperative basis with the AFL-CIO, and with lots of other people, then we started working in the House, where I believe weve received a very positive responsea different way of doing business435 people, not just 100 of them.
Ive been encouraged by a lot of the noise and soundings out of the House, and Im not discouraged when every now and then I wake up in the morning to see a story about some reason its not going to work, he said. Four hundred and thirty five people have to go home and run for office, and I think were going to get this done.
This may be the final battle for America. If they “get this done”, it’s all over but the shouting.
I heard Mr. Donohue at a convention in 2010, and he made so much sense that somebody in the audience shouted out that he should run for president. Either he has changed his opinions since then, or he wasn’t one of us to begin with.
Just one quick question:
We are always hearing about how Social Security is going to run out of money.
How come we never hear about Welfare running out of money?
The “American” Chamber of Commerce isn’t any more.
Get lost Chamber.
No more immigration, until we bring back American jobs.
<><> hands over a perpetual $100 million per year slush fund to blood-thirsty La Raza,
<><> absolves latinos holding US govt office who commit govt fraud,
<><> finances armies of invaders to take back the SW....w/ our tax dollars.
<><> allows illegals to steal SS nos and use multiple identiites with complete impunity,
<><> allows illegals to milk the EITC refund program with no limits.
LOCK-STEPPING DEMOCRAT PARTY LOYALTY NOT SEEN SINCE 1940'S ERA Europe Hooray---now we can add the Senate amnesty bill to lock-stepping Dems "straight party-line votes" (includes their historic party-line vote for the lovely Obamacare).
ANOTHER DEMOCRAT GIVEAWAY Now the ossified Demons want to force-feed America an immigration system that chauffers across the border foreign terrorists and mass murderers to suck-off the backs of we, the people, struggling hard-working citizenry already burdened with the costs of Boobamba's cockamamie Marxism.
THE DNC is lying in wait at the border w/ voter registration forms.....ready to register US govt parasites, welfare breeders, terrorists, mass murderers, and other mental defectives, strolling into the US---using multiple identities, falsified documents, and stolen SS nos.
MEMO TO CofC, VOTE CRAZED DEMS, AND BOOBAMBA
NO WAY will struggling Americans be forced to finance our own destruction.
are these people mental???
Stick a fork in the C Of C, they are finished.
But how many of the illegals given citizenship would vote for a politician, say Paul Ryan, who ran on that?
So notice that the age raising and the citizen both get delayed many years after a possible passage.
Gah! Just watched that again not too long ago. A very excellent story so poorly executed...
The Chamber of Commerce is now the Chamber of Corporatism. The masks are coming off. The Republican Party is really the Progressive Corporatism party. The “fundamental transformation” is happening.
Whoa, Nellie---before the Chamber jumps on board, they better do a little due diligence.
ALL OF THAT POLITICAL LOCKSTEPPING IS REDOLENT OF 1940'S-ERA EUROPE Does the Chamber know the US Senate voted in lockstep to advance Third World goals (in exchange for votes---to fulfill the Dream of a permanent Democrat majority)?
THE CHAMBER SHOULD ASK----ARE LAWMAKERS COLLUDING TO EFFECT A PUTSCH? IS A THIRD WORLD COUPE D'ETAT IN THE OFFING? The not so well-hidden hidden agenda seems to have specific goals:
<><> (1) undermining US ntl security,
<><> (2) aiding and abetting crimes against Americans,
<><> (3) financing Third World political goals w/ US tax dollars,
<><> (4) suppressing dissent.
Welfare never pretended to be self-funding with a lockbox* to save the overpayments since the 1980s like Social Security. There's always more welfare money to pass out to get votes.
People forget that Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world, is based in Mexico. The Elites in Mexico, the Chamber of Commerce types, live like kings. The high taxes and high regulation doesn’t matter to the Insiders in Mexico, they are made exempt, it hurts their competition, and they benefit from the government largess.
When America fully descends into the Third world pit its not going to affect the personal lifestyles of the top leadership of the Chamber of Commerce one bit. In fact they’ll become richer and more powerful.
We have immigration. 1 million immigrants a year.
What Donohue means is that we need to have lots of cheap Mexican labor. And he pretends that those same cheap laborers will then bring innovation, ideas and investments instead of grabbing every benefit they can get the first chance that they get and then vote Democrat to lock in those benefits.
The only job Thomas Donohue knows how to 'protect' is his own... that includes the massive donations that come from sleazy industries that fill their bellies with cheap labor. Eff you Donohue. We're onto you game.
The only job Thomas Donohue knows how to 'protect' is his own... including his massive donations from sleazy industries that fill their bellies with cheap labor. Eff you Thomas Donohue. We're onto you game.
Yeah, I am scared to watch it again cause it will probably ruin my memories of it. It was so great the first time, but I was only 12.
The CoC was possibly our best ally leading up to 2010. They were so effective on informing the public about Obamacare and damaging Obama that they were singled out the State of the Union. Essentially, the enemies list.
I have no clue what is driving this change, but they have always been for amnesty, and something more is driving this political action against conservatives. I think it is a chronic case of the beltway syndrome where they consult with the McConnells and Boehners of the world and have collected decided to blame the right for their own failures in DC of defeat by Obama. It is stupid, short-sighted, and as this article mentioned...it’s going to either results in a permanent left-wing democrat majority or a third party that does equal damage.