Joke of the Day: Obama Is Anti-Business

I don’t think of the Chamber of Commerce as a political organization, but I’m clearly out of touch.
According to The Wall Street Journal:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it will spend $100 million in an effort to stem the “rapidly growing influence of government over private-sector activity,” in a major new move by the powerful business group to counter the Obama administration’s regulatory agenda.
Chamber president Thomas Donohue said his organization is launching its “Campaign for Free Enterprise” because an “avalanche of new rules, restrictions, mandates and taxes” could “seriously undermine the wealth and job-creating capacity of the nation.” Funds from the Chamber’s campaign will be largely spent on advertising and lobbying.
“The business community by and large has been afraid to oppose the Obama administration,” said John Feehery, a Republican strategist. “It’s vitally important that the Chamber get in the game and start opposing these things.”

“The business community” is such a funny term, and totally misleading, as well. Since we all work for a business of some sort, we’re all part of the so-called business community. It’s as diverse as the working population is diverse. A better term for the Feehery’s and Donohue’s of the world would be “the business owners’ community.”



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.