Chamber Spent $50 Million Lobbying for Obama’s Priorities

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 and is filed under Blog, Immigration, News

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If you are looking for a vivid example why it is so important for us to change the Republican Party in the upcoming primaries, look no further than the latest news from the Chamber of [Government-Run] Commerce – the most prominent establishment GOP lobbying empire.  According to The Hill, the Chamber has spent $50 million lobbying for the Senate amnesty bill last year:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent more than $50 million on lobbying last year as it pushed for action on immigration reform.

Typically the biggest K Street spender in Washington, the business group funneled about $52.7 million toward lobbying efforts in 2013, according to disclosure records. In the last quarter of the year, the group spent almost $16.5 million.

Some of that money went toward lobbying on immigration reform, which is a top legislative priority for the business community.

So the Chamber’s top priority is the same as Obama’s top priority – passing mass amnesty, rapidly expanding low-skilled immigration from its already record-high-levels, and ensuring that we continue the cycle of open borders.  Given that the Chamber is the most influential lobby within GOP establishment circles, why should we support Republicans who will follow the edicts of this defacto pro-Obama lobby?

It’s ironic how they accuse us of helping Democrats by fielding conservative primary challengers.  The very reason we pursue primary challenges is because Republicans are joining with Democrats, not only to harm the country but to destroy the Republican Party.  We are helping to stop this self-immolation by preserving the party as one that offers an alternative on immigration and other issues and will not help Democrats grow a permanent majority.

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