Skip to comments.Conservatives make it rough for business
Posted on 07/09/2012 1:48:51 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
WASHINGTON Conservative Republicans have roughed up the business community this year and it's not over yet.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and major companies like Boeing Co. and Caterpillar Inc. all wanted quick reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, which helps finance American companies' overseas sales. Congress had reaffirmed the independent federal agency some two dozen times since its creation in 1934. But this year it took months of pleas, briefings and negotiations to overcome conservative opposition.
Similarly, industries ranging from asphalt to steel pressed for the popular transportation bill to rebuild the nation's infrastructure. Conservatives wanted to give authority to the states. Nine short-term extensions later and almost three years after the last transportation bill expired businesses finally prevailed last month.
The business community is now pressing the Senate to ratify a treaty governing the high seas, arguing that it would open a new path to oil, gas and other resources and produce thousands of jobs. Prospects are uncertain as conservatives stand united in opposition. They condemn the pact as a threat to U.S. sovereignty.
Perhaps the most telling clue is that proponents call it the Law of the Sea Convention shorthand LOSC while opponents refer to it as the Law of the Sea Treaty LOST.
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You can always count on ASSociated Press to pitch in for their rats.
Looks like the New World Order is pandering to the press...
I think the entire story is a fabrication - a lie.
Possibly.. it may be a lie, but probably a seed of truth in amongst the crappola.
I particularly like this: "tasks that had been easy before the 2010 elections sent a large class of conservative tea party insurgents to Congress.
Nothing too subtle about referring to Conservative T-Party-supported House Members as "INSURGENTS"...the same name the Fascist, Neo-Commie Dear Leader and and his FAT, Beatch, head of the Dept of Homeland [IN]Security now refer to Islamic-Jihadist Terrorists.
Libs are for state controlled big business, conservatives are for competition and small business. Unfortunately, the 2 major political parties are virtually indistinguishable when it comes to business.
The article is making its case for mercantile capitalism.
Well, if it was created in 1934, then odds are it isn't any good. When you hear the phrase that someone was "there at the creation", they are talking about the New Deal, from which many of the serious problems with government we face today stem from.
This is just BS. This administration has done everything in its considerable power to destroy the economy, and they want to paint conservatives as the bad guy here. I have no idea what this federal agency does, never even heard of it.
I work at a hospital, and my wife works at a company that makes supplies for hospitals. We are both being 'visited' by Medicare this week. This fact made me understand at some level, the breadth, width and depth of the federal government bureaucracy. We are just two relatively small entities, and the government has sent a small army of people to audit us. This is the crap our taxes go towards, to feed the maw of a massive army of bureaucrats that are enforcing reams and reams of BS legislation. It makes me angry to write about it. I am not anti-government, I am anti-what-we-currently-have-for-government, which is massively huge, bloated and intrusive.
As for AP writing this article, I will bet money that General Motors, the epitome of companies sucking off the taxpayer teat, was on that "list" of companies that wanted it re-approved, but AP left that off the list.
Oh, yeah. (Kool-aid voice) I am sure everyone is clamoring for the LOST treaty to get ratified so we can begin feeding the maw of the United Nations with new taxes that go directly to the UN governing bodies so they can amass more power.
What utter and unmitigated BS the media is.
I went and looked up some more articles written by this person. They are ALL worded the same way, using loaded adjectives to describe conservative entities, and benign ones to describe liberal ones.
Good point. But I would go further and say that the only reason they are going for Mercantile Capitalism is because they realize that if they advocated for what they REALLY want (which is fascism) too many people understand now what that is from an economic perspective, and they would be showing their hand.
LOL. These transportation bills are the biggest fraud in government, and that's saying something. Some of the money is needed to repair roads. But a huge chunk of the money -- perhaps even half -- goes to overpay workers to intstall needless "improvements" like expensive electronic billboards that flash "don't drink and drive," electronic traffic flow systems that we can't afford and sidewalks that no one walks on. And they pay connected contractors and workers a fortune to do it.
And any business that depends on getting a place at the public teet to stay in business deserves to go bankrupt.
Those things drive me crazy. They put a bunch of new ones up a couple years ago. Around here, all they tell you is the travel time to various interstates. My favorite is "I-77 11 miles 10 minutes." To do that, you have to break the 60 mph speed limit! And how does that help me anyway?
I have never received any useful traffic information from them. Traffic is backed up due to an accident and they tell nothing.
Even the morons on the radio are still advertising "left two lanes on I-90 are closed due to an accident." But the accident was cleared 3 hours ago.
...Which is pretty much the way ALL the Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms write.
I guess businesses like their welfare, too.