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GOP lawmaker returns award to protest Chamber of Commerce’s immigration policy
The Blaze ^ | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 07/24/2014 3:47:06 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) said Thursday that he refused to accept an award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because of that group’s position on immigration, and called the Chamber the “biggest pro-amnesty group” in the country.

“The Chamber of Commerce is beholden to special interests and has long since forgotten the main street businesses that struggle everyday to make payroll and keep their company afloat,” Bentivolio said. “It is with great pride that I reject their award, and call on them to stand on the side of America, instead of on the side of China and corporate interests seeking to exploit people for profit.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: aliens; bentivolio; chamberofamnesty; cheap; kerry; lawbreakers
Even Congressman Lou Barletta (anti-illegal mayor) who is often fiscally liberal, gets awards from the Chamber.
1 posted on 07/24/2014 3:47:06 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Good for Kerry Bentivolio. This is simply one more reason why the GOPe despises him and would like to see him defeated.


2 posted on 07/24/2014 3:50:52 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

The Chamber has become an enemy to the American people.


3 posted on 07/24/2014 3:50:56 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Do we have a list of members?


4 posted on 07/24/2014 3:53:34 PM PDT by stanne
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
The Chamber claims Bentivolio misrepresents their position and he is desperate because he is 22 pts down in the polls. The Chamber has turned into the AARP type organization. It is ironic when you look at some of the positions both the Chamber and AARP take they are clearly Republican positions, but they continue to support various programs Dems and Obama put out....
5 posted on 07/24/2014 3:58:17 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: martinidon

Kerry spent his whole term opposing amnesty. He hasn’t flipped like others have. He has been with Steve King’s gang all along.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/02/04/1539121/bentivolio-immigration-buying-votes/

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/08/16-House-Republicans-to-Obama-Amnesty-would-represent-the-final-economic-blow-for-American-workers


6 posted on 07/24/2014 4:08:53 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: martinidon

Why is he down 22 points?


7 posted on 07/24/2014 4:13:29 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Is it time to identify local CoC board members and let them know we’ll be boycotting their member businesses until they pressure the US CoC to change its ways?

The US CoC needs to stay out of state and local elections, primaries at least. Local candidates should be picked by local voters and grassroots organizations.


8 posted on 07/24/2014 4:14:18 PM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Kerry Bentivolio turns down Chamber of cronies award.

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Michigan legislative action thread
9 posted on 07/24/2014 4:18:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: stanne

They don’t publish a list on their website, but you can go to individual city Chambers and get a list of members. The Chamber is just a sham like the BBB and other groups that claim they are looking out for you, as long as you pay your DUES. They are very similar to Unions, they take your dues and then support legislation that will hurt you in the long run....


10 posted on 07/24/2014 4:19:51 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: CarmichaelPatriot

There is a local Chamber of Commerce in every town these days, more than one in some places (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce etc)


11 posted on 07/24/2014 4:21:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: martinidon

and some of these local CoC’s get funds from the local town, which is truly disgusting


12 posted on 07/24/2014 4:22:30 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: stevio
I don't know since I am not from Michigan, but I bet the Chamber and others will claim it is his position on immigration. You know like all of the Dems, and even the head of the U.S. Chamber, claiming if the Republicans do not pass reform the Republicans will never win another White House. You know, they are only trying to help the Republican party win future elections....
13 posted on 07/24/2014 4:25:04 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: stevio

“Why is he down 22 points?”
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If true, I’d attribute it to low-information and low-IQ voters. Know any of them?


14 posted on 07/24/2014 4:25:33 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: GeronL

I had a girlfriend who was a treasurer for our county chamber of commerce. She was all in for Romney or McCain in 08.


15 posted on 07/24/2014 4:52:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

wow


16 posted on 07/24/2014 4:56:18 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: cripplecreek

Past tense, CC?


17 posted on 07/24/2014 5:11:01 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

Oh yeah.


18 posted on 07/24/2014 5:13:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek
had....


19 posted on 07/24/2014 5:14:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: CarmichaelPatriot

Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors

https://www.uschamber.com/about-us/board-directors


20 posted on 07/24/2014 5:17:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: GeronL

I used to love her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YC-TuSeQc


21 posted on 07/24/2014 5:18:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

but she made you choose between the boat and her, right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgFhJN4H0T0


22 posted on 07/24/2014 5:20:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: cripplecreek

;)


23 posted on 07/24/2014 5:50:23 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: cripplecreek; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Nice! Thanks cc.


24 posted on 07/24/2014 9:35:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cripplecreek; kcvl; GeronL; All

Thanks for the ping, ‘creek (scrolling back through my pings). OUTSTANDING link to thread, kcvl (per usual). LOL GeronL.

Important for Michigan voters.

Ballot box BUMP!


25 posted on 08/01/2014 8:38:13 PM PDT by PGalt
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