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.