Saturday, January 12, 2013

US Chamber to Immunize Corporations from US Government.

I've never seen a more profound example of corporate power than a statement recently made by U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue. America is so in their way now...
Think Progress: Yesterday, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue delivered his “State of American Business” address, in which he laid out the wealthy corporate lobbying group’s agenda for the coming year. After using several questionable statistics to attack regulations intended to protect the environment or prevent Wall Street from triggering another economic crisis, Donohue’s speech includes a promise to unleash a barrage of well-compensated lawyers to help immunize corporate America from these regulations ... when rights have been trampled on, or regulators have overstepped their bounds, we’ll take the necessary legal action.”
We the people have overstepped out bounds. You know what Donohue is talking about, those important "corporate rights," bestowed on upon business by...government. For corporate lobbyists who moan on and on about burdensome litigation, they don't seem to be following their own advice:
“You are going to see us significantly expand the expertise in our law firm, the National Chamber Litigation Center and in other areas of our institution, in order to deal with regulations. Our preference is always to work within the legislative and regulatory processes and we do that on a daily basis.

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