This is nothing new. They’ve long been partners. From GM to Goldman Sachs, from GE to Monsanto, this administration has sought to “partner” with business since the beginning.
Of course GW had plenty of buddies at Halliburton and Enron and Carlyle. Crony capitalism is bipartisan and to a large extent is now our economic system. Big business and government use each other to achieve their respective ends.
(From The Daily Caller)
The proposed partnership would have CEOs lobby Congress for passage of Obama’s goals, including passage of a Senate bill that triples the rate of immigration to add 33 million immigrants over the next decade, and passage of a budget that doesn’t cut Obamacare’s federally-run health-care system, Obama suggested.