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US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRES: PASS AMNESTY NOW BEFORE IT GETS TOUGHER
Breitbart ^ | 24 Feb 2014, 9:53 AM PDT | TONY LEE

Posted on 02/24/2014 4:39:21 PM PST by SoConPubbie

Saying the political landscape will not be more conducive to amnesty legislation in two or four years, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue wrote on Monday that immigration reform must happen now.

Donohue has previously said that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce would "pull out all the stops" to get immigration reform this year. The group reportedly plans to spend $50 million to blunt the influence of the Tea Party, largely because it opposes amnesty, and millions more to push for immigration reform legislation that the Congressional Budget Office has said would lower the wages of American workers.

Donohue wrote that "a system in which more than 11 million undocumented immigrants are living and working in our communities in de facto amnesty is indefensible" and claimed that "immigrants do not typically compete with Americans for jobs" and "serve as a complement to U.S.-born workers and can help fill labor shortages across the skill spectrum and in key sectors."

He claims that "support for reform has never been stronger" even though Gallup found that only three percent of Americans view it as a top issue. He also said amnesty proponents "include lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, as well as labor, business, law enforcement, ethnic organizations, religious groups, and the high-tech industry" without mentioning that many of these groups are front-groups supported by left-wing donors like George Soros.

"There will never be a perfect time for reform. The political landscape isn’t going to be any more conducive to reform in two years or four years," he wrote. "The case for immigration reform is clear. The need is undeniable. The time is now."

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has repeatedly emphasized that big-business interests want immigration reform legislation to get cheaper labor at the expense of the those in America's

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; chamberofcommerce; cruz; tedcruz
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1 posted on 02/24/2014 4:39:21 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Mark Levin,

” US Chamber of Crony Capitalism “


2 posted on 02/24/2014 4:42:21 PM PST by Para-Ord.45 (Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Let’s see we have a bunch of illegals leaching jobs and money from Americans, the mis-administration wants to decimate the military throwing more Americans out of work into a job poor failing economy. And this jackass thinks the most important thing to do is legalize a bunch of criminals and throw the gates open to more invaders? Seriously this guy sounds more like the pres. of the mexican chamber of congress.


3 posted on 02/24/2014 4:45:51 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SoConPubbie

So the CoC apparently knows that the climate for aupport of illegal aliens will be even less in a couple of years than it is now-now why would that be the case? Why would people be even less supportive than they are now? There must be a reason. It seems that they know that amnesty won’t do anything good for America in general and American citizens and workers, so they need to ram it through before that becomes even more apparent to more Americans, Now that’s just treacherous and the CoC could be seen as traitors.


4 posted on 02/24/2014 4:47:19 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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"US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRES:
PASS AMNESTY NOW BEFORE IT GETS TOUGHER"


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5 posted on 02/24/2014 4:48:35 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SoConPubbie

Don’t trade with their members.


6 posted on 02/24/2014 4:49:28 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Para-Ord.45

Its not even crony capitalism anymore. Its more akin to crony socialism at this point.

The big guy gets all the tax breaks and subsidies for supporting restrictive laws which the little guy can’t overcome.


7 posted on 02/24/2014 4:53:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Para-Ord.45

I’m glad Levin played quotes from this clown. He makes Chuck Schumer look like Ted Cruz. (Meanwhile Rush is stuck on the NFL and Apple iOS patches.)

The Chamber is the enemy of the rule of law and of national sovereignty.


8 posted on 02/24/2014 4:55:37 PM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: SoConPubbie

Just say NO to Illegal Alien Amnesty!! Keep calling!! It’s NOT OVER!!
U.S. Senate switchboard: (202) 224-3121

U.S. House switchboard: (202) 225-3121

White House comments: (202) 456-1111

Find your House Rep.: http://www.house.gov/writerep

Find your US Senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


9 posted on 02/24/2014 4:56:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: cripplecreek

“Its not even crony capitalism anymore. “

There is no such thing as “crony capitalism” because it is oxymoron.

That phrase is used by commies to belittle capitalism. Vast majority of businesses have no cronies — US CoC is looking for its own, just like any lobbying association would. Lobbying is constitutional RIGHT! If you can pay for your influence, why not use it in the free market? Corporations have as much freedom of speech as any diseased parasite mooching off of net tax payers.


10 posted on 02/24/2014 5:00:56 PM PST by sagar
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To: SoConPubbie

Probably the biggest reason boehner wants amnesty is so he can retire and a cushy lobbying jobs for the chamber of commerce.


11 posted on 02/24/2014 5:02:56 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: SoConPubbie

LOL.. Now THAT’S a good reason to pass it. Because it will get tougher later on. LOL


12 posted on 02/24/2014 5:03:20 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: SoConPubbie

RE: US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRES: PASS AMNESTY NOW BEFORE IT GETS TOUGHER

DON’T PASS AMNESTY AT ALL, MAKE IT TOUGHER.


13 posted on 02/24/2014 5:04:49 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SoConPubbie
"PASS AMNESTY NOW BEFORE IT GETS TOUGHER"

TRANSLATION: "PASS AMNESTY BEFORE THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS!"

14 posted on 02/24/2014 5:05:34 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: SoConPubbie

Jeff Sessions needs to be majority leader next year. Kick Hatch, Flake, Graham and Cornyn off the judiciary.


15 posted on 02/24/2014 5:18:18 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: SoConPubbie

Tougher, hell, Make it Impossible.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 5:20:14 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: SoConPubbie

translation: pass amnesty now while the Dims and the cronies are in charge,

and so no one will know how much is hidden in a giant “omnibus comprehensive” bill until after the dictator POTUS appointed regulators tell everyone what it really means


17 posted on 02/24/2014 5:25:12 PM PST by Wuli
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To: SoConPubbie

I wish this Donhue guy would just go away.


18 posted on 02/24/2014 5:26:38 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: Para-Ord.45
[Art.] Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has repeatedly emphasized that big-business interests want immigration reform legislation to get cheaper labor.....

Sessions is going to wake up with a terminal headache if he doesn't shut up .... with this kind of money on the table.

Breaking wages has been a Chamber preoccupation since the 1850's, when John Forbes and Lewis Tappan were pushing the idea of sending black slaves "home" to West Africa and replacing them with millions of Chinese coolies. That would have worked out swell, don't you think?

But the solicitude of the Chamber types for the working man has always been touching. </sarc>

19 posted on 02/24/2014 5:32:03 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

If we ever get power again, we need to end all the cronyism going on in government


20 posted on 02/24/2014 5:39:11 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SoConPubbie

US Chamber of Cronies/Commies/Fascists/Collectivists

FCoC


21 posted on 02/24/2014 5:41:36 PM PST by PGalt
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To: GeronL

Cronyism is a disease that plagues the American people from the local level up thru the state and federal levels. May ALL involved rot in hell.


22 posted on 02/24/2014 5:43:55 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

This dried up old gringo no doubt lives in a gated enclave of fellow millionaires, far from the border that is being invaded by criminal squatters.


23 posted on 02/24/2014 5:53:50 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: sagar

Wow! Great idea for U.S.Chamber of Commerce....
...instead of it continuing its fine tradition of moving jobs to get the cheap labor of dirt poor 3rd World workers....
The Chamber(pot) wants to bring the dirt poor 3rd World workers to flood the USA so they can pay low wages without having to go overseas, Mexico, etc.

Nice timing too....at a time of extremely high US citizen unemployment....bring in tens of millions of aliens to kick even more US citizens out of a job...

If the U.S.Chamber of Commerce was a wh*re, it would be a $5 wh*ore.


24 posted on 02/24/2014 5:55:50 PM PST by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: sagar

And lobbying represents everything wrong with the current state of our republic. That much influence is not supposed to be tied to the federal government, which was intended to be weak and subservient to the states, no thanks to the 14th amendment.

Please don’t defend this lobbying garbage. It’s toxic to the republic.


25 posted on 02/24/2014 5:56:59 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: SoConPubbie
"immigrants do not typically compete with Americans for jobs"

Sure.....because illegals have depressed the wages so badly in the industries they've infested, that Americans CAN'T compete for those jobs any longer.

Bunch of weasely bs.....

26 posted on 02/24/2014 6:12:53 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: relictele
Rush is stuck on the NFL and Apple iOS patches.

Rush sounded like he was high on drugs today. For the first time in a very long time, I had to turn him off.

27 posted on 02/24/2014 6:16:22 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

Lobbying is fine when its done on behalf of all of us but these days a lot of lobbying is done to destroy the competition.

Michigan casinos lobbied for the ban on smoking in Michigan bars but had a loophole for themselves by virtue of the fact that they had the 10,000 square feet required to allow an indoor smoking area. Bar owners are the smallest businesses of them all can’t afford that kind of space nor do they need it and they lost business because of it.

Detroit is the only major American city that doesn’t have a thriving ethnic food vendor community downtown. The Hard Rock cafe and other high dollar restaurants supported the city council who in turn shut down the vendors. After all, how was the Hard Rock Cafe going to sell their @20 hamburger if someone can buy a $5 coney dog out on the street.

In Ann Arbor is a high dollar sub shop owner lobbying for a higher minimum wage. (Its already $10 in Ann Arbor) He isn’t doing it out of some altruistic desire to help anyone. He’s doing it because he knows that it will cause others to go under.

In contrast is the NRA. They lobby for the 2nd amendment rights for all but don’t lobby to penalize those who don’t exercise those rights.


28 posted on 02/24/2014 6:18:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoConPubbie

NO DAMNED AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS OR THEIR LITTER. Get out of our country the way you came in. SWIM!!


29 posted on 02/24/2014 6:33:59 PM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: relictele
Meanwhile Rush is stuck on the NFL and Apple iOS patches

He pretty much did a three hour rant on the "N" word penalty in the NFL, didn't he?

I also love how these 8 year olds or 9 year olds somehow get through and sing the praises of his children's book.

30 posted on 02/24/2014 6:56:06 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Thanks for the GREAT quotes!


31 posted on 02/24/2014 6:59:33 PM PST by _longranger81
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Why are we not inundating the US Chamber with phone calls, emails, letters, faxes, and telegrams assailing them for what they are doing to the American people? Let us also hit every single local Chamber of Commerce, and hit them HARD.


32 posted on 02/24/2014 7:00:14 PM PST by _longranger81
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To: SoConPubbie

Chamber of Commerce of the
United States of America
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062-2000
Main Number: 202-659-6000

GIVE ‘EM HELL!!!


33 posted on 02/24/2014 7:00:14 PM PST by _longranger81
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To: cripplecreek

Between Bush’s TARP and Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvenstment Act we saw the big bank and financial interests along with big unions being taken care of with taxpayer dollars.


34 posted on 02/24/2014 7:08:14 PM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’d bet spittle flies as Donahue spews dung from his lips, but then most of those with their heads in place of their asses do.


35 posted on 02/24/2014 7:11:10 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: cripplecreek

The elites are codifying an aristocracy before our very eyes. We are moving back to a royal class, a business class chartered by the royal class, and the slaves to service them. That would be us.


36 posted on 02/24/2014 7:19:22 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: OldArmy52

“...at a time of extremely high US citizen unemployment....bring in tens of millions of aliens to kick even more US citizens out of a job...”

You are grasping at straws. Businesses have to do what they have to in order to cut costs and benefit their stakeholders. Lobbying is a constitutional right for all entities - persons and corporations.

In a free market society, you pay what the market is willing to. Supply of labor is like any other supply in a free society. If I own a business, I want to make sure that my labor costs are low as can be so that my margin is nice, or else I will not have a business.

Let me guess — you are against US taxpayers bailing out corporations, but want corporations preserving quota for US citizens? I am not for any hypocrisy. The labor market competes. Businesses compete. No bailout and no special treatments for either. If everybody competes (for money, position, influence, etc), the society will auto correct itself as merit is rewarded.


37 posted on 02/24/2014 7:26:56 PM PST by sagar
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To: SoConPubbie

Wow, in 2010 the Obama regime attacked the USCOC now they’re bosum buddies. What happened????????


38 posted on 02/24/2014 7:32:00 PM PST by RginTN
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To: RginTN

It’s all relative in lefty politics


39 posted on 02/24/2014 7:35:20 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Nuc 1.1

Business loves socialism because it helps to assure that they’re the only game in town.


40 posted on 02/24/2014 7:44:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: _longranger81

You’re welcome!


41 posted on 02/24/2014 9:32:36 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Bring it on, Poindexter.

‘Bout time we had this out...


42 posted on 02/25/2014 2:49:46 AM PST by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Mastador1

Now is the time to do a census of illegal aliens on welfare. Let’s really see if this is about jobs or transfer payments.


43 posted on 02/25/2014 5:22:37 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Para-Ord.45
Indeed. Again they prove its all about cheap jobs for them. Ignore the constitution, decency and the law, as long as we get our cheap labor. Tens of millions of Americans are without a job for a year or more, but we are to believe Mexican, er I mean, illegal immigrants are not competing for jobs.
44 posted on 02/25/2014 8:09:35 AM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: sagar

It still makes them looters in the eyes of Ayn Rand. These business interests are betraying a greater moral purpose.


45 posted on 02/25/2014 8:10:55 AM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: sagar

Except you are breaking the law when you use illegal immigrants.


46 posted on 02/25/2014 8:12:41 AM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: SoConPubbie

Bring back American jobs.

First.

Now.


47 posted on 02/25/2014 8:13:36 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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“US Chamber...” representing foreigners over our interests.


48 posted on 02/25/2014 8:16:08 AM PST by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: SoConPubbie
"include lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, as well as labor, business, law enforcement, ethnic organizations, religious groups, and the high-tech industry"

All these have their own special interest in what they will gain. I fully expect them all to claim they are doing their lord's work.

49 posted on 02/25/2014 8:29:49 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: mrsmel

In cities like mine, the immigrant legal or illegal is not the bottom of the wage pool; that is the inner-city felon on papers who is restricted to the areas serviced by bus transportation. However, we know that if you increase the supply of a commodity, the price tends to drop, and C of C sees labor as an undifferentiated commodity.
They just don’t want their maids and gardeners deported.


50 posted on 02/25/2014 9:27:44 AM PST by steve8714
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