|U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO |
The natural concern in this is that without contribution disclosures, the general electorate will never have a clear idea about whom or what is funding the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s political agenda. It allows the Chamber of Commerce to remain weakly hidden behind the façade of open government and entrepreneurship that they’ve created for themselves.
The big takeaway in all of this should be the realization that politicians and interest groups like the Chamber of Commerce are more inclined to steer policy towards the concerns of a handful of wealthy donors, rather than working families.
Income inequality is skyrocketing and the middle class is disappearing because the concerns of corporations and wealthy individuals are worth more to groups like the Chamber who, despite having the power to help improve the lives of the masses, choose to cater to the wealthy elite.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce should fulfill their motto and encourage opportunity for every dreamer with an idea, not just those who can afford it.