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“US” Chamber’s Foreign Masters

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Think Progress has continued hammering on this important story.

The organization that purports to represent “small businesses” has already been caught taking money from foreign companies to use in ads in US elections.

Now The Chamber has been revealed holding seminars overseas to help enable US companies to more easily outsource jobs to say — China:

‘US’ Chamber of Commerce Hosts Seminars with Chinese Government Officials To Teach American Firms How To Outsource

If you need further evidence of whose interests the heavily-funded Chamber reflexively protects, look no further:

Below is an invite to an event sponsored by the right-wing billionaire Sheldon Adelson, inviting local businesses in Florida to come to Jacksonville and learn about outsourcing from Chinese government officials like Li Haiyan, the Counselor for Economic Affairs for the People’s Republic of China, U.S. Chamber lobbyist Joseph Fawkner, and BChinaB, a firm that specializes in helping American firms outsource their manufacturing jobs to China.

How does this help the small businesses the Chamber repeatedly invokes whenever they are criticized?

It doesn’t.

And as the DailyKos reported today, politicians (especially Republicans) have been caught carrying the water of the Chamber and their foreign benefactors

This cannot be overstated enough: the very next day after his self-labeled “Beijing fundraiser,” [Il-R Congressman] Mark Kirk voted against closing the tax loopholes that encourage corporations to ship American jobs overseas to countries like China.

 

-Chris

This cannot be overstated enough: the very next day after his self-labeled “Beijing fundraiser,” Mark Kirk voted against closing the tax loopholes that encourage corporations to ship American jobs overseas to countries like China.

This is –what do you call it? An issue. Democrats could run on this. If they can break the thrall of corporate cash.

-Chris

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October 20, 2010 - Posted by | Deficit, Economics, Politics, Republicans, Unemployment | , , , , , , ,

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