New York Times Opens Up Chamber

October 21, 2010

Correction: Of the $149 million in contributions mentioned below, 45 donors contributed only half.

The news and blogging world is buzzing right now about the latest article by the New York Times. Called “Top Companies Aid Chamber of Commerce in Policy Fights”, they name names.

Prudential Financial: $2 million; Dow Chemical: $1.7 million; Goldman Sachs, Chevron Texaco, and Ageon, an insurance company based in the Netherlands, donated more than $8 million. And last year insurance companies fed the Chamber $10 million to defeat health care reform.

In 2008 45 donors contributed $149 million in an attempt to defeat a Democratic President, and Democratic Congressional members.

There’s more to read. Check out the article.

Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs [with] facts.
Economist Henry Rosovsky


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