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    Raw Story the US Chamber of Commerce  lobbied against the 9/11 responders because

    In a letter opposing the 9/11 bill, R. Bruce Josten, the Chamber's executive vice president for Government Affairs, cautioned that closing the tax loophole would harm US trade relationships and financial markets.

    "In typical fashion, the Chamber has not revealed which of its foreign members had asked them to kill the 9/11 bill," Lee Fang of Alternet.org wrote.

    The Chamber sought to defeat Democrats during this year's election season, fought against comprehensive health reform in 2009, and pulled out all the stops to weaken Democrats' financial reform legislation. They also helped mount corporate-funded campaigns against climate legislation and sought to weaken an anti-bribery law.

    IMO the US Chamber of Commerce should be hung around the GOP's necks at every opportunity.  

    IMO What possible benefit should foreigners benefit from a US organization devoted to COMMERCE (forgive the caps)?  Should foreigners benefit from our tax laws? Picture this . . . what country stands to benefit most from beneficial tax laws on U.S. soils? Can you say China? I can say PRC and we can both say tomato. Is this a 'patriotic ' stance by an American organization?  I leave it to everyone else to think about. 'Night.

    Hamdan v. Rumsfeld = the Constitution travels with the flag

    by sailmaker on Sat Dec 18, 2010 at 11:35:36 PM PST

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