Tom Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, dictates to GOP on Amnesty

Tom Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, dictates to GOP on Amnesty

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Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 – The flood of thirty million or more amnesty recipients will be disastrous for small businesses as social services will be weighted down with new demands that can only be supported by massive tax increases. Tax increases that will destroy small businesses.

For small businesses, Amnesty is a do or die issue. Those who support Amnesty have repeatedly used the number 11 million.  Basing Amnesty figures on what happened in 1986, we should expect the number to be triple what the American people are being told.

Amnesty will crush the real wages of Americans as there will always be someone willing to do the job for less than the person who has it.  When there are 92 million Americans not working, bringing in 30 million new low skilled workers is not just a bad idea.

It is a walking disaster.

Enter the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is supposed to, supposed to, be a champion for businesses – large and small.  Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce fired his broadside with his ultimatum to the Republican Party on Monday.

He said, if the GOP did not pass Amnesty this year, they should not bother running a candidate in 2016.

The question American’s should be asking is “When did the U.S. Chamber of Commerce purchased the GOP so that Tom Donohue could start giving orders to the Republican Party?”

The Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization.  Its members are local Chambers of Commerce as well as business organizations that contribute to the U.S. Chamber. Those who will be hardest hit by Amnesty are the local businesses that make up the local Chambers of Commerce.

Every local businessman or businesswoman should go down to their local Chamber of Commerce, and if they are a member of the Chamber demand that their local Chamber tell the U.S. Chamber to stop shilling for Amnesty.

The Chamber of Commerce is in many ways a grass roots organization.  It depends on those at the bottom to keep those at the top functioning. The Tea Party proved how effective the grassroots at the bottom can be in making change.

Those at the bottom of the Chamber of Commerce need to start making changes now.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is working for special interests, not their interests.

And if the U.S. Chamber refuses, then the local Chamber should withdraw.

If the local Chamber will not do that, then the businessman or business woman should tell the Chamber where to go, how to get there and start a new business group.

Local Chamber of Commerce meetings are pretty boring affairs.  They usually have a speaker but the primary purpose of those meetings is to network. The Chamber of Commerce does not have a monopoly on business networking.

If the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is successful in pushing Amnesty through this year, in the next few years, there will be far fewer members at the local Chamber of Commerce meetings. Those former Chamber members will be down in the unemployment line.

But that does not matter to the U.S. Chamber.  They are trapped in that great Washington bubble known as the Potomac Fever Zone.

Real Americans live outside of the DC bubble and aren’t affected by Potomac Fever. It is time the Chamber of Commerce was taught a lesson.

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Judson Phillips
Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet. A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says. Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC. “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based. Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville. Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’ I did.” The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown. It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed. Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker. He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should. He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.