Now, candidates, mind your manners! Don’t you dare talk, hell don’t even think about social fairness, let alone social equality. Corporate America doesn’t like that and vows to retaliate:
WASHINGTON — Alarmed at the increasingly populist tone of the 2008 political campaign, the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is set to issue a fiery promise to spend millions of dollars to defeat candidates deemed to be anti-business.
“We plan to build a grass-roots business organization so strong that when it bites you in the butt, you bleed,” chamber President Tom Donohue said.
Never mind that the US economy is in recession already,
Merrill, itself one of Wall Street’s biggest casualties of the sub-prime crisis, is the first major bank to declare that a recession in the world’s biggest economy is now underway.
US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson has admitted that the US economy faces severe challenges
David Rosenberg, the bank’s chief North American economist, argues that a weakening employment picture and declining retail sales signal the economy has tipped into its first month of recession.
after eight years of corporate greed and immeasurable leeway for corporate interests and, of course, with men like said Tom Donohue at the helm of the economy. Social benefits can hardly be to blame for the current economic woes in a country where no universal healthcare, no universal state sponsored pension plan even exist.
You can’t blame it on the middle class and working class, if the economy goes wrong in a country where the “Enrichissez-vous!” of the influential sets the stage for those who would like to influence their own fate as well. Where only money gives you that influence and said money concentrates in fewer hands increasingly.
The good news is: They seem to be concerned.
The bad news is: The chamber of commerce is a powerful opponent and you can wait for the first candidate to reassure big business and bow to their will.