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  • Amazon's $1.5 million political gambit backfires in Seattle City Council election

    11/11/2019 5:01:04 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 November 2019 | Gregory Scruggs
    Seattle voters, in a rebuke to heavy corporate campaign spending by Amazon.com, have kept progressives firmly in control of their city council, reviving chances for a tax on big businesses that the tech giant helped fend off last year. Amazon poured a record $1.5 million into a Super PAC run by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce to back a slate of candidates in the Nov. 5 council elections viewed as pro-business, or at least more corporate friendly than the incumbent council majority.
  • The Fed can’t rescue us from the coming supply-shock recession

    08/24/2019 7:14:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 08/24/2019 | Nouriel Roubini
    There are three negative supply shocks that could trigger a global recession by 2020. All of them reflect political factors affecting international relations, two involve China, and the United States is at the center of each. Moreover, none of them is amenable to the traditional tools of countercyclical macroeconomic policy. The first potential shock stems from the Sino-American trade and currency war, which escalated earlier this month when President Donald Trump’s administration threatened additional tariffs on Chinese exports, and formally labeled China a currency manipulator. The second concerns the slow-brewing cold war between the U.S. and China over technology. In...
  • Chamber of Commerce Considering Legal Action to Block Mexico Tariffs

    05/31/2019 2:47:28 PM PDT · by proust · 61 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5/31/19 | JOHN CARNEY
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups are considering ways to challenge the new tariffs on goods imported from Mexico. The powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which advocates for cheap labor policies and opposes American First trade initiatives, told reporters Friday that it is considering all options, including legal challenges, to thwart the Trump administration’s policy. “We have no choice but to pursue every option available to push back,” Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Friday.
  • MAGA vs. the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    05/14/2019 6:06:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 14, 2019 | Peter Skurkiss
    The general public typically equates the Chamber of Commerce with local Mom and Pop businesses in their area which meet for networking and mutual support in local chapters across the country. This is erroneous. According to the Hill: While local chambers cater to the needs of car dealers and restaurant owners, the national Chamber operates as the lobbying arm of large corporations that have never met a big government program they did not like. They are weapons dealers pushing billion-dollar battleships and telecommunication lobbyists protecting slow Internet at the world's highest prices. They are lobbyists for pharmaceutical companies, big banks,...
  • Trump steps back from Mexico border threat as companies warn of economic fallout

    04/02/2019 10:04:02 PM PDT · by proust · 74 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/2/19 | Steve Holland
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest U.S. business lobbying group, has been in contact with the White House to discuss the "very negative economic consequences that would occur across the country," said Neil Bradley, the group's top lobbyist, on a call with reporters.
  • Lou Dobbs: Tom Donohue wants to reverse the direction of rising labor costs

    03/07/2019 8:20:42 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Fox Business Network ^ | March 7, 2019 | Lou Dobbs
    Tonight, I'd like to share a few thoughts with you....about what I fear is a new direction for President Trump Opens a New Window. and his administration....and very likely a catastrophe for working men and women, small business and entrepreneurs, our middle class, and the American family. I try not to overstate, let alone indulge in hyperbole, but what we watched unfold today at the White House Opens a New Window. was, to me, a disastrous policy turn for the country....and heartbreaking. What the White House billed as a meeting of major corporate ceo's who will serve on the president's...
  • NBC: All Border-Wall Prototypes Vulnerable To Penetration — Including Steel Slats

    01/10/2019 9:17:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/10/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Donald Trump travels to the border today, perhaps to declare a state of emergency but certainly to repeat the call for an impenetrable barrier along the frontier. A previously redacted report from the Department of Homeland Security suggests that they’re not having much success in finding such a model. According to NBC News, the report included photos of all eight prototype breached by Marines with ordinary household tools — including the “steel slats” fence.This might be news if anyone thought it was possible to build a wall that couldn’t be breached under any circumstances: EXCLUSIVE: DHS test of steel...
  • Sex offender crowned Grand Marshall in Sardis parade

    12/16/2018 12:26:30 PM PST · by bgill · 31 replies
    wjtv.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2018 | Tara Thomas
    Some residents of small-town Sardis, Miss. say they are very troubled at officials’ decision to knowingly crown a registered sex offender as “Grand Marshal” of their annual Christmas parade, according to a report from KAIT. Carolyn Whaley, who owns The Eclectic Emporium on Main Street where the Christmas parade passed by on Tuesday, says “everyone in Sardis knows that Michael Saripkin, the Grand Marshal, is a sex offender,” KAIT reports. “Everybody knows that; it’s a small town,” Whaley said. “It doesn’t bother me. He’s a very nice, friendly man. He has donated more money, helped the fire department, helped the...
  • RNC chair on controversial Trump video: 'Good people are trying to come into the country, too'

    11/04/2018 10:53:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 132 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/03/2018
    Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel declined on Sunday to address an incendiary immigration video shared last week by President Donald Trump, instead saying that, "we know good people are trying to come into the country, too." The online video, which was tweeted by Trump last Wednesday, accuses Democrats, without evidence, of plotting to help people it depicts as Central American invaders overrun the nation with cop killers. "Listen, we know good people are trying to get into this country, too. They see the prosperity, they see the economic growth," McDaniel told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."...
  • Big Club Makes It’s Move – Chinese Funded U.S. Lobbyists Move For “Public Fight” Over Tariffs….

    09/12/2018 4:38:24 PM PDT · by Bratch · 4 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 12, 2018 | sundance
    It was virtually guaranteed to happen, the only unknown was the actual timing of when they would execute their self-interested plan.  Remember, there are trillions at stake and the multinationals will not give up their power, influence and control over the U.S. economy. The media are reporting on a “group” of lobbyists “uniting” in a common strategy to oppose President Trump, ahead of the mid-terms, based on Chinese tariffs.  Those who have followed this “group”, also known as “the big club”, for decades know full well the lobbyists are financed through Wall Street multinational corporations and foreign money (hint: China).  The foreign...
  • President Trump Calls Out: “Globalist Koch Brothers”…

    07/31/2018 11:39:41 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 24 replies
    Many people supported candidate Trump for his fierce economic policy independence and willingness to call out the political Decepticons. You can put CTH support near the top of that list. At the financial heart of the UniParty in Washington DC is President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue, and his like-minded billionaire funders the Koch Brothers: “The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade. I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas. They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts,...
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Launches Yet Another Financial Campaign Against U.S. Workers & Main Street

    07/03/2018 7:42:53 AM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2 Jul 18 | Sundance
    Today U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue announced another campaign to protect and defend his Wall Street contributors against initiatives that benefit Main Street U.S.A. This is not the first time, and unfortunately it will likely not be the last time.For a great historic reference consider THIS ARTICLE from 2014; when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced their direct attack against the Tea Party backed candidates that threatened to remove the massive lobbying power of Tom Donohue’s corrupt officials. That 2014 reference point has two parts. I strongly urge anyone who would defend the U.S. CoC approach to...
  • [TX Sen.] Cornyn to Trump: Don't Nominate a Known Pro-Lifer to Supreme Court

    07/01/2018 6:11:18 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 75 replies
    Empower Texans ^ | June 29, 2018 | Cary Cheshire
    The retirement of moderate Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy provides conservatives with a potential, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to appoint a constitutional jurist to the court and cement a 5-4 conservative majority, but moderate Republicans are already throwing cold water on conservative hopes. Yesterday, Sen. John Cornyn attempted to manage Republicans’ expectations on the upcoming Supreme Court nomination, saying he wants a less controversial pick for what could potentially be the most impactful Supreme Court appointment in American history. According to a report by POLITICO, Cornyn “cautioned Trump against selecting any nominee with a publicly stated position on overturning court precedents such...
  • G.O.P. Establishment Declares Open Season on a Weakened Bannon

    12/16/2017 9:28:58 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Jeremy W. Peters
    A small group of conservative leaders had gathered in the Trump International Hotel last week for a friendly discussion about the year that was ending and their priorities for the year to come, when Stephen K. Bannon spoke up. “I’m not going to name names,” he snapped, looking around the room as he complained about being left virtually alone to defend Roy S. Moore, accused of sexually molesting and assaulting teenage girls, while the Republican leadership and Democrats bludgeoned the Alabama Senate candidate. “If we want to win,” he added, according to three people who were in the room, “We...
  • Koch Brothers Line Up with DACA Illegals to Pressure Republican Congress to Pass Amnesty

    09/07/2017 10:50:38 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 30 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7 Sep 2017 | IAN MASON
    Long-time pro-mass immigration billionaires Charles and David Koch became the latest force to pressure congressional Republicans to nullify the end of DACA with a legislative amnesty Thursday. Koch spokespeople said the brothers will throw their weight behind the growing effort to force a two-house GOP majority that has refused to pass either funding for the southern border wall or the RAISE Act, a key nationalist immigration reform, to quickly pass an amnesty for those who were once exempted from federal immigration law under President Barack Obama’s DACA. The Koch amenability to open borders and amnesty is nothing new. In 2013,...
  • One in ten German firms to cut UK investments before Brexit: survey

    03/28/2017 9:40:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 March 2017 14:30 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    One in ten German firms present in Britain plans to stop investing in the island nation even before it definitively leaves the European Union, an industry group survey published on Tuesday found. German firms believe Brexit “will seriously damage business with the United Kingdom,” said Eric Schweitzer, president of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), which surveyed 2,200 internationally active companies. Some nine percent of firms who have invested in the UK plan to shift investments elsewhere, with Germany and the rest of the EU the top choices. Britain is the third-biggest export market for Germany...
  • When Discussing Obamacare, Remember the UniParty Supports It…(Ryan, McCarthy, McConnell Cornyn)

    01/17/2017 5:43:11 AM PST · by xzins · 52 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | January 16, 2017 | sundance
    With the repeal of Obamacare gathering a considerable amount of corporate media attention, it is important to remember the UniParty, Democrats and Republicans, have been paid by the U.S. CoC to retain it at all costs. ♦ The U.S. Chamber of Commerce constructed a short list of Wall Street-centric legislative priorities back in 2014 for legislative years ’15 and ’16. Among those priorities was: Retention of Obamacare Implementation of Common Core federal education standards. Passage of the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) Comprehensive immigration reform to include amnesty. the-big-club-2 U.S. CoC President Tom Donohue has spent hundreds of millions via K-Street...
  • Survey: US companies in China feel 'less welcome'

    01/17/2017 5:49:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 8:32 PM EST | Joe McDonald
    U.S. companies feel less welcome in China and some are shifting operations to other countries, a business group reported Wednesday, amid rising tension between President-elect Donald Trump and Beijing over trade. The report by the American Chamber of Commerce in China reflects frustration among companies that see China as a key market but face growing efforts to block access to technology and other promising industries. […] Communist leaders have promised to make China’s state-dominated economy more productive by opening more industries to private and foreign competitors. Business groups say such initiatives have had little impact. The American chamber said 81...
  • Colorado chambers, business groups form coalition for immigration reform

    12/03/2016 9:33:14 AM PST · by snarkpup · 14 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Updated Dec 2, 2016, 8:32pm MST | Monica Mendoza
    Twelve Colorado chambers of commerce, trade groups and business organizations are teaming up in a new coalition to push for reform of U.S. immigration policy. ... Brough said the chamber is supportive of reform that includes components like increased access to short-term workers for critical industries like tourism and agriculture; increased H-1B visas to support a knowledge-based economy; a clear path to citizenship; and increased border security.
  • German hopes of export boom to Iran frustrated

    08/09/2016 11:17:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 09 Aug 2016 09:08 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    A hoped-for export bonanza has failed to materialize a year after a deal to lift international sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, a German industry association told AFP Monday. “Despite increased foreign trade, there is a certain disillusionment,” Volker Treier, chief economist at the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), said. German exports to Iran had increased 11 percent in the first four months of 2016 to €890 million, and likely stood at over €1 billion in the first six months, Treier said. That leaves a lot of ground to make up if firms are to match DIHK...