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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pity the chambers of commerce

Posted By on Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 9:06 AM

Here's a breath-taking factoid: Spending by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2009 exceeded that of both the Democratic and Republican National Committees.

The national politics of the U.S. is corporatism, as many of the blog's readers have long contended.

We see it at work on the local level. The powers that be in Little Rock and North Little Rock have spat on the state Constitution to send taxpayer subsidies to local chamber of commerce offshoots of the corporate party, even as the cities lay off low-paid workers and cut services.

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