The U.S. Chamber of Commerce exaggerates the dangers of government action to its corporate paymasters and gets paid handsomely, whether it wins or not.
Why today’s Congress can no longer cope with complex problems.
And two other solutions to counter corporate influence in Washington.
The environment now ranks last among 15 issues that the public thinks Congress and the President should deal with this year. Only 24 percent of Americans think the environment is an “extremely important” issue. On this score, the environment comes in behind “the situation in Iraq” (27 percent), “taxes” (27 percent), and “illegal immigration” (30… Read more »
In Washington Post last month, David A. Fahrentold marvels at what he calls the “Line Items That Won’t Die” – federal programs that benefit narrow interests, but somehow manage to keep getting funded: “One spends federal money to store cotton bales. Another offers scholars a chance to study Asian-American relations. Two others pay to market… Read more »