Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Uppity Bastards

How dare they? LATimes (01.08.08), via ThinkProgress:
"Alarmed at the increasingly populist tone of the 2008 political campaign, the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is set to issue a fiery promise to spend millions of dollars to defeat candidates deemed to be anti-business.

'We plan to build a grass-roots business organization so strong that when it bites you in the butt, you bleed,' chamber President Tom Donohue said.

Chamber of Commerce vows to punish anti-business candidates

"The warning from the nation's largest trade association came against a background of mounting popular concern over the condition of the economy. A weak record of job creation, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, declining home values and other problems have all helped make the economy a major campaign issue."

Tom makes it clear: "'I'm concerned about anti-corporate and populist rhetoric from candidates for the presidency, members of Congress and the media,' he said. 'It suggests to us that we have to demonstrate who it is in this society that creates jobs, wealth and benefits -- and who it is that eats them.'"

Obviously, a number of you unpleasant ingrates have forgotten.



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