It is a weird time in American politics when the US Chamber of Commerce is complaining about Republican members of Congress not falling in line.
The Chamber wants its piece of the government pie too. Sure it wants “small government” in theory, but actually being for small government is a real pain.
There’s a whole group in Congress, according to the article about 60 members, who are unpredictable and who keep bucking Speaker Boehner. Don’t these congresspeople know their place?
Apparently they do.
(From The National Journal)
If there’s an issue that symbolizes those complications, it’s infrastructure. Roads, rail, ports, bridges, airports, broadband—who doesn’t love infrastructure? Especially in a time of high unemployment, low interest rates, and regular reports about how our infrastructure is “crumbling.” Yet, despite supporters ranging from Obama and the AFL-CIO to the Chamber of Commerce, there has been no infrastructure infusion in the past few years. Miller was partial to an infrastructure bank proposed by then-Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., that would have leveraged private funds, but it languished with only Democratic backing.