It would almost be funny that teabaggers donated money to the Chamber of Commerce (at Glenn Beck’s request). Almost. Except for the fact that these working-class donors are willingly (and stupidly) contributing to elite multinationals who want to buy U.S. elections to further increase their own wealth and power. It seems that most teabaggers would gladly turn working-class Americans into the dominated subjects of a corporate elite ‘New World Order,’ based solely on false arguments about Obama (birthplace, radical past), about Democrats (socialist, communist), and about social issues with regard to the role of government and Christianity (the three G’s).
When the GOP runs government, capitalism runs our nation and ruins the middle-class. There is no balance or oversight without Democrats.
“Today, the New York Times builds on research published by ThinkProgress by noting that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is mostly funded by a small group of large corporations. The Chamber has tried to lie about its identity for years, absurdly telling the media that it represents 3 million businesses. Then after being caught with no proof of such membership, it modified that number to 300,000 — but then claimed small businesses were the true driver of the Chamber’s member rolls. But the Times correctly points out that in 2008, the Chamber received the bulk of its donations from only 45 companies, including firms like Goldman Sachs, Edward Jones, Alpha Technologies, Chevron Texaco and Aegon.
[...] The numbers below reflect a bare minimum, and in many cases these corporations have paid ten times the amount of their regular dues to the Chamber in the past two years:
– Procter and Gamble paid the Chamber $3.2 million in 2009.
– Drug company Merck paid the Chamber $234,000 in 2008, and still counts itself as a dues-paying member of the Chamber.
– Utility company Dominion Resources gave the Chamber $100,000 in 2009.
– On the Chamber’s Egypt Business Council website, Apache Corporation, British American Tobacco, The Blackstone Group, The Boeing Company, Cargill USA, CitiGroup, The Coca-Cola Company, ExxonMobil, Google, Microsoft Corporation, PepsiCo, Intel Corporation, Monsanto Company, Pfizer Inc, Philip Morris International combined committed an additional $375,000 to the Chamber for 2009-2010….”