“There is a world of difference between being pro-market and being pro-business. Sometimes, the two positions happen to coincide; often they don’t.”
The Chamber knows the above quote is true. This is why they are going after the small government people running for Congress in 2014. The Chamber just can’t count on the Tea Party folks the way they can count on establishment type Republicans.
See, everything was fine so long as Republicans claimed to be for small government but in reality were not. That tactic has a long history of success. Placate the folks back home with talk of reining in government spending, throw in some rhetoric about how welfare recipients aren’t pulling their weight and taking taxpayer dollars, and then get to Washington and vote for the expansion of government and for ever more corporate welfare. It’s a formula which worked for many years.
What are these small government types thinking? Do they really want to shrink the size of government and to reduce crony capitalism? Oh, we simply can’t have that. We don’t want to be weened!
No one ever does.
(From The Daily Caller)
“In 2014, the chamber will work to protect and expand a pro-business majority in the House and advance our position and our influence in the Senate,” Donohue said. “The business community understands what’s at stake.”
Donohue explained in an interview with Bloomberg, that while he is skeptical of big government, he opposes politicians who have “hitched their trailer to the tea party wagon.”