Many big American businesses have been laying off workers in droves, at the same time they’re demanding immigration reform because they want cheap labor. Now business groups are kicking things up a notch and they’re going after conservative candidates who might stand in their way.
According to the Wall Street Journal, groups like the Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable are thinking about “backing challengers to tea-party conservatives in GOP primaries, increasing political engagement with centrist Republicans.” The Chamber of Commerce is reportedly “researching” what races they can influence in GOP primaries “in hopes of replacing tea-party conservatives with more business-friendly pragmatists” who would include support for comprehensive immigration reform.
Even before the government shutdown and the fight over defunding Obamacare, business groups “pressing for an immigration overhaul were venting frustration that the full House has been unwilling to consider any immigration legislation.” Reportedly, “several business executives said they were counting on establishment GOP leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, to move immigration and future fiscal legislation.”
Though business groups sill feel a “kinship” with Republicans on “lower taxes and lighter regulations,” they “worry that Congress will now be unable to tackle other big issues on their agenda, including immigration policy.”
Dirk Van Dongen, president of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, a trade group, told the Journal that there is “tremendous frustration and angst.” His comments were reflective of those of other executives who believed conservatives were stymying their policy goals. (Read More)
Why should Congress be tackling any big issues on their agenda? That’s the problem with Big Government, all of these interest groups are demanding that the politicians ram through their agendas without any regard for the American people or the rule of law. At least there was one man interviewed, the chairman and CEO of Titan International, who was supportive of the Tea Party and disparaged the growing federal bureaucracy that he likened to cancer. Too bad there aren’t more like him.
Oh, and I’m sure that none of the pro-amnesty CEOs live in any of the neighborhoods overrun by illegal immigrants.