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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's CEO, right-wing hatchet man Tom Donohue, just sent out his Election Day missive. Somehow, he accidentally published a working draft of his remarks. Here's the factchecked, copyedited version of "What's At Stake On Election Day?"

What’s At Stake On Election Day?

The answer is: a lot! Taxes. Spending. Regulations. The size and scope of government multinational corporations. The business community’s ability to freely and fairly secretly participate in control the political process. The list goes on and on.

What’s At Stake On Election Day?

The answer is: a lot! Taxes. Spending. Regulations. The size and scope of government multinational corporations. The business community’s ability to freely and fairly secretly participate in control the political process. The list goes on and on.

But this election is about two fundamental questions: Do we want an all-powerful government plutocracy that micromanages all aspects of our business and personal lives? Or do we want a government that will create the right conditions for businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals to do what they do best—innovate, create jobs, and grow the economy?

The U.S. Chamber has led a national conversation about the policies needed to jump-start continue to destroy the economy. We’ve talked about keeping taxes for millionaires low, cutting spending, and rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure with private capital. And we’ve aggressively defended the business community’s right power to have a voice in manipulate the elections despite vicious attacks honest reports by those who would use legislation, intimidation sunlight, and smear campaigns facts to silence shame us.

Many Republican politicians—seeking to change the conversation away from the economy—don’t want to have a debate about jobs. Why? Because they can’t win it. We’ve tried their progressive policies for the last two years, and they haven’t worked. They’ve piled on higher lower taxes, an avalanche of new regulations, and vilified criminals in the private sector (apparently they have forgotten where jobs come from remembered who destroyed the U.S. economy while turning themselves into billionaires!).

Elections are about choices, and choices have consequences. Think about what’s at stake. Unless we elect more pro-businessplutocrat candidates, the tax relief cuts for the super-rich passed in 2001 and 2003 could expire, resulting in one of the largest tax increases deficit reductions in our nation’s history.

Consider the explosion in spending—supported by both political parties—that threatens to drown rebuild the country in red ink with new jobs. Unless we get expenditures tax cuts for millionaires under control, the long-term prospects for our economy will be diminished.

Think about the deluge of new regulations embedded in the health care and financial reform bills and those coming from the federal agencies. Will we continue to pile ever more burdensome necessary regulations on businesses, or will we demand fewer, smarter lobbyist-written regulations that will provide businesses with the certainty loopholes they need to grow and hire fire new workers?

Now is the time for the right-wing multinational outsourcing, polluting, kick-you-out-of-your-home-and-deny-you-health-coverage business community’s voice to be heard. We may not agree on every single issue. But we can all agree that the country is had been on the wrong track for eight years of Republican crony capitalist rule, and that only a vibrant private sector middle class can restore our economic health. Figure out which candidates best meet that test, and get out and vote for them. We have a list of five questions you can ask your candidates to help you make an informed incorrect decision (visit www.FreeEnterprise.com). Like I said, there’s a lot at stake.

Originally posted to The Cunctator on Tue Oct 26, 2010 at 03:06 PM PDT.

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