Tom Donohue, head of the US Chamber of Commerce, has some strong words for the leftards trying to ramrod envirowhacko legislation up our already unemployed asses:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue says a campaign by the White House and its allies to undermine his $200-million-a-year association has largely failed â€” and actually has helped raise even more money for its pro-business efforts.
In a 75-minute interview with POLITICO, Donohue dismissed recent defections by Apple and at least four other companies, which quit over the Chamberâ€™s opposition to Democratic climate change legislation â€” as essentially meaningless. â€œMembers come and go all the damn time,â€ he said.
Thatâ€™s true. But rarely â€” if ever â€” have companies jumped ship in such a public way.
Donohue made plain he believes the White House, or at least its closest allies operating on the outside, are behind a very orchestrated campaign to embarrass and undermine the Chamber.
Under pressure from MoveOn.org and other groups, Apple, PG&E and Exelon have left the Chamber over the issue â€” and Nike resigned from its spot on the board. And pressure on others to follow suit is often intense.
Donohue refused to say if he believes the science behind global warming. â€œIs the science right? Is science not right? I donâ€™t know,â€ he said.
What he does know, though, is that heâ€™ll fight anything that the Chamber believes would unfairly harm business, especially if the Environmental Protection Agency moves forward, while Congress haggles, with its authority to regulate the release of greenhouse gases.
â€œIf we got the EPA one, then we are in deep sh– as a country,â€ he said. â€œYou want to see unemployment? You will see some.â€
This, of course, is working under the assumption that the current administration does not want high unemployment so that the government can simply buy all of tomorrow’s unemployed votes with a handout and using the EPA to create just the kind of crisis they have the solution for.
Let the boycotts begin.Â No Apple (no problem).Â No Nike.Â Correction here: PG & E not Proctor & Gamble as previously noted.
Heyyy, wait a second.Â A lot of those products alreadyÂ hurt the environment, use slave labor or directly benefit from climate hysteria legislation. Â It’s almost like there’s a racket going on here.