From Fox's Your World With Neil Cavuto, host Cavuto and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Tom Donohue decided to have themselves a pity party about Donohue not being invited to a meeting at the White House this Tuesday. Never mind the fact that Donohue and his organization spent boatloads of money trying to make sure President Obama was not reelected. Donahue is located just across the street! How dare the administration snub him when he had such a short walk to get there, if he were invited to attend!
Does anyone think that any host on Fox would be asking MoveOn, or Planned Parenthood, or the heads of any unions in the United States why a president Mitt Romney, if we were unfortunate enough to have him elected, wasn't willing to meet with them immediately after the election and answer to them what he's going to do about their demands?
I'm not in the mood to try to transcribe this nonsense, but their interview can be summed up with a few points. One, Tom Donohue and his organization do not represent small businesses or even just businesses in the United States and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce should not be confused with actual Chamber of Commerce groups at a local level, which do actually represent local interests and many small businesses. If anyone wasn't already sure of that, all you have to do is listen to the pitch Donohue was making here for big oil and the natural gas industry as the solution to our employment problems.
And when asked if raising taxes on the wealthy will be damaging to our economy, Donahue naturally agrees and calls it a “big mistake” to let the Bush era tax cuts which were already extended expire. And of course he wants to see our social safety nets cut and the corporate tax rates lowered. Because heaven forbid we haven't had quite enough income disparity in the United States and need just a little more money moved from the pockets of the 99 percent to the 1 percent.
And last but not least, Donahue does what we see most Republicans doing these days, which is conflating “small businesses” who don't have a lot of employees, like hedge funds, with the average real small business out there that won't see much change, if any, if the tax cuts for those making over $250,000 in taxable income a year are allowed to expire.