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Saturday, October 1, 2016

New York Attorney General Targets Chamber Of Commerce In Tax Fraud Investigation

If the Federal Election Commission and the Internal Revenue Service won’t pursue the dark money groups that make a mockery of campaign finance laws, then New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will.

According to a New York Times report, Schneiderman is targeting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in a tax fraud investigation that it calls the “first significant [investigation] in years into the rapidly growing use of tax-exempt groups to move money into politics.”

The tax-exempt group in question is the National Chamber Foundation — a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As a 501(c)(3), the NCF is strictly prohibited from engaging in political activity; Schneiderman is sending subpoenas to officials at the Foundation to determine whether they skirted that rule by secretly funneling $18 million to the Chamber of Commerce, to be used in attack ads against Democrats.

The investigation is also looking at connections between the chamber’s foundation, the National Chamber Foundation, and another philanthropy, the Starr Foundation, which made large grants to the chamber foundation in 2003 and 2004. During the same period, the National Chamber Foundation lent the chamber $18 million, most of it for what was described as a capital campaign.

In a complaint filed last year with the attorney general, watchdog groups asserted that the loan had been used to finance lobbying for “tort reform” legislation in Congress and to run issue advertising in the 2004 presidential and Congressional campaigns, most of it against Democrats.

A spokeswoman for the chamber declined to comment, as did a spokesman for Mr. Schneiderman.

As George Zornick of The Nation points out, the U.S. Chamber Watch — a union-backed watchdog group that monitors the Chamber of Commerce’s activities — has long alleged that the Starr Foundation, which is run by the head of insurance giant AIG, “funneled $18 million of ‘charitable’ money to the U.S. Chamber to advance AIG’s political goals, using the NCF as a go-between to disguise the intent.”

According to the Times, Schneiderman is looking for documents and correspondence related to the NCF’s $18 million dollar loan in an attempt to determine whether it was legitimate. He may find that it was not, given that — as Zornick points out — a Chamber of Commerce spokesman admitted in 2010 that the $18 million was “listed …as a loan only in the most technical sense,” and “was never intended to be paid back.”

If Schneiderman determines that the Chamber committed tax fraud, the consequences will be enormous. The Chamber of Commerce is one of the most prominent outside groups and powerful lobbies in American politics, and is expected to spend over $50 million on up to 40 campaigns in 2012.

  • ObozoMustGo

    NUMBER FOR THE DAY ——– 14

    The number of prominant DemocRAT politicians that are running from Obozo and the DemocRAT convention for his 2nd party incarnation ceremony. They are smart!!!

    Have a nice day!

    • SaneJane

      Not smart, just rats.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Hi InsaneJane! I hope you’re doing well today. Your post reminds me of an email I got a while ago. Here it is…

        Lesson for today. Bible Study………..

        Origin of Left & Right…

        I have often wondered why it is that Conservatives are called the “right” and Liberals are called the “left.”

        By chance I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible:
        “The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.” Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV)
        Thus sayeth the Lord. Amen.

        Can’t get any simpler than that.

        and now for a Spelling Lesson——-

        The last four letters in American……….I Can
        The last four letters in Republican…….I Can
        The last four letters in Democrats………Rats

        End of lesson. Test to follow in November, 2012.

        Remember, November is to be set aside as rodent removal month.

        Have a great night, Jane! 🙂

        • metrognome3830

          Rev. Obozo MG! So you’re saying Ecclesiastes was a Republican? I thought in those days they were called Pharisees.

          • ObozoMustGo

            aaaaahhhhhahahahahahaha….

            Metro… you crack me up, buddy! 🙂 🙂 That’s why I love you, man!!!

            Have a great day, my friend!

        • LeftRightLef

          dunce

        • rmarqua2921

          Fascinating, I’d like to see the original Hebrew for that verse! Are you a Christian? I thought Christians believe that Christ “fulfilled the Law” and we are saved by our faith in Him? Anyway, thank God our Constitution is not based on any religious doctrine or beliefs!

          • ObozoMustGo

            rmar…. you can’t be that stupid, can you? uhhhh…. wait…… don’t answer that!

            What exactly do you think this line means?

            “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their CREATOR with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

            Our entire founding and Constitution are written and based upon the creation of a government that protects those GOD GIVEN rights. It’s why the the First Amendment guarantees FREEDOM OF RELIGION!!!!

            Don’t be so damned ignorant!

            Have a nice day!

          • rmarqua2921

            These rights are not God given, they are Constitution given! Or are you saying God gave us the US Constitution? Yes, the First amendment guarantees FREEDOM OF RELIGION! That includes ALL religions, even the Muslim Religion, the Buddist Religion, the Taoist Religion, the Mormon Religion, etc. etc. Most of these religions don’t believe in whats in the Bible! Somehow you seem to think that the Christian religion is the only religion that has has freedom in this country. Furthermore, Freedom of Religion only means that religion is free to practice its religion. It does not mean that the USA is guided or ruled by any religion! Your calling me stupid and “damned ignorant” only indicate to me your capacity to intelligently discuss anything!

            ________________________________
            From: Disqus
            To: [email protected]
            Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 9:57 PM
            Subject: [thenationalmemo] Re: New York Attorney General Targets Chamber Of Commerce In Tax Fraud Investigation

            ObozoMustGo wrote, in response to rmarqua2921:
            rmar…. you can’t be that stupid, can you? uhhhh…. wait…… don’t answer that!
            What exactly do you think this line means?

            “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their CREATOR with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
            Our entire founding and Constitution are written and based upon the creation of a government that protects those GOD GIVEN rights. It’s why the the First Amendment guarantees FREEDOM OF RELIGION!!!!
            Don’t be so damned ignorant!

            Have a nice day!
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          • ObozoMustGo

            rmar… sorry for delay, been on vacation.

            I am now certain that you are, in fact, stupid. Really, dude. You have got to have an IQ in either single or low double digits. Sorry pal, but when you cannot read plain written words and understand them for exactly what they say, the only reasonable conclusion is that you are stupid. An ignoramous. A fool. Sorry!

            What exactly does this mean?

            “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that THEY ARE ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS…”

            The DOI was the first legally adopted document in American history. The purpose of the Federal government in America is to protect those God given rights, and nothing else. Plain and simple.

            Does The Constitution, ours or any other for that matter, tell you what to think? Does it control your thoughts? Does any other person or politician control your thoughts or beliefs? Of course they do not. Freedom of conscience can NEVER be taken away, and this is the origination of all freedoms that you have including life, liberty, and the PURSUIT of happiness. There is, however unsettling it may be to you leftist dummies, NO guarantee of happiness nor of result. There isnt even a definition of happiness given. That is left up to people to decide for themselves.

            How do you know what I think about religion, or anyone else for that matter? Except what MediaMatters tells you to think. And certainly, the USA is, in fact, guided by Judeo-Christian principles. Look at the DOI and what I typed above. For anyone that is NOT ignorant of the origination of law and justice knows full well that our system of justice IS based on principles of the 10 Commandments. It’s why the 10 Commandments are engraved in the US Supreme Court. It’s why at the top of the Washington Monument, the capstone is engraved with “Laos Deo” meaning praise be to God. In fact, Washington, DC layout from Lincoln Memorial to Congress, from the White House to the Jefferson memorial, centered by the Washington Monument, actually is in an almost perfect Cross. Look at it from Google satellite. You’ll see it. It’s why our public officials are sworn in with their hand on a Bible. You cannot get away from the fact that we are a Judeo-Christian nation.

            We also are a nation that was founded, and our Constitution created, to prevent the Federal Government from establishing a national religion. They did this to prevent what they saw and experienced under British rule. So, in order for one guy to have his right to his religion protected, he must recognize that he must equally protect another’s right to their religion, even if he disagrees with it. Freedom of religion is a very libertarian concept because of this. And these beliefs create the most tolerant and respectful society in the history of the world.

            You’re preconcieved notion about Christians or Jews is 100% DEAD WRONG! And your insistance on such beliefs and defense of them will only demonstrate your ignorance even further.

            Have a nice day!

      • forrest57

        yes just like rats and just like obozomustgo

  • SaneJane

    It’s about time someone exposed those crooks at the C of C.

    • onedonewong

      I’ll wait and see how blaanced they are and go after obama so far the FEC investigation has been going on for 2 years

  • Steve danna

    What has this story about United States C of C got to do with the President of the United
    States ???? The U.S. C of C are the ones that put all of your lost jobs over the border to MethIco,
    over 5000 companies over the border and far away and to central and south america also, and
    they have the nerve to identify themselfs as Americans, The United States Chamber of Idio’ts
    are a disgrace to the United States of America. To “obozomust go”, I wonder what your I.Q. is
    compared to President Obama’s ??, that is if you have one. “u”-all a nice day also.

    • rmarqua2921

      Never believe anyone who can’t even spell the name of the President of the USA, it’s O-b-a-m-a, “obozomust go”! LOL

    • BozoMustgo2

      If you are making reference to me I took the handle “BozoMustgo2” to mock a poster on here who was using Obozomustgo. I decided to use BozoMustgo2 as a swipe at that poster. I stand strong with our President.

  • Yeeaaah well … maybe the reason the Feds don’t want to investigate is that both sides do it and they don’t want to have to investigate both parties?

    • poppabear42

      If what you say is true, why aren’t the Democrate contributions, at the very least, half of what the repukeblicans have raised?

      • PJD219

        Because everyone has found out what a piece of s— Obama is. Too bad the Dem’s don’t put the efforts of investigation into Fast & Furious…A border patrol officer was slaughtered by the US guns, but that doesn’t seem to matter to the Dem’s. Re-election money is more important. Laws & the constitution do not matter to Obama & his cronies! God help this country, because Sharia Law is coming to the US!!

        • sand12

          May as well go hang yourself now Nazi lover. 3 People an hour are shot in this country. What about them? Obama has not said one word about guns during his term. Where do you people get your gulible nonsence? Oh yeau RUSH BABY. The pig.

        • sand12

          Oh by the way those guns got there during the Bush administration. Better do some home work.

        • Listening to the PR firm for Republican Party Fox News again. Sharia Law really. You are aware the Puppet master of the Republican Party Grover Norquist is married to a Muslin woman, he hired a protege in 2011 that is a Muslim and he supported the building of the Islamic Center by ground zero. So are you saying that if the Republicans get control of the White house they will bring Sharia Law here to the U.S.

          • rmarqua2921

            Isn’t it always the Republicans who are trying to make religious law the law of our land, the Bible? I guess now they want to bring in Sharia law too! The Constitution bans this practice!

        • poppabear42

          A little food for thought…Obama is the ONLY real president that you, or I will ever see in this life. Why did your favorite president, and his cronies create fast & furious? Also, Mr. Holder is the one that put an end to the B/S plan. Issa shouldn’t even be allowed to speak to Mr. Holder, and definitly not to be allowed to be disrespectful to this man. And do not forget that this asshole Issa is a felon

          “Poppabear”
          . He should be shot for treason.Subject: [thenationalmemo] Re: New York Attorney General Targets Chamber Of Commerce In Tax Fraud Investigation

    • The only ones being smeared by the Chamber of Commerce is the democrats, this is a republican thing!!!

      • sand12

        WHAT???

    • You sound like the kindergarten kids, “Well, he did it too. I just bloodied his nose and blackened his eye. He looked mean at me.”

  • onedonewong

    The smart move for the Chamber would be to claim executive privilege and not turn over any documents. The fact that WH employees appear at a Black church and spouted campaign rhetoric and nothing was done WHY because ts OK for Dem’s.
    The fact that Barak accepted millions from foreign governments for his election in 2008 and no one other than FEC has even challenged those contributions. Then we had taxpayers $$ going to ACORN and then they donated that to Obama and of course all that happened was congress defunded them.
    Of course what party is the AG ?? and what party is the governor?? That explains the motive

    • You must get your facts from Faux Fox News or you’re just another delusional Rethuglican.

      • onedonewong

        what ever is good for barak should be good for every person in this country

    • ExPAVIC

      ONE DONE

      I see you are at it again. Passing your male bovine fecal matter as fact.

      Take a Prozac. tune in Limbaugh (another druggie) and leave.

      • metrognome3830

        Oh, OK! Now I see what your are talking about. But why be so hard on the Taliban? I suspect the Taliban revoked his membership for being too radical.

      • onedonewong

        The I know of is sitting in the WH and is still dealing

    • ExPAVIC

      IDEA

      Better yet stay here and show everyone what a dumb melon farmer you and the rest of the American Taliban Republican really are

      • onedonewong

        Cumo tried and plowed up al the streets in albany wanting to be a green like obummer

    • rmarqua2921

      Could you show us some facts to prove that “Obama accepted millions from foreign governments for his election in 2008” Your comment is simply an indication of your lack of ability to do your research before you open your mouth!

      • onedonewong

        Marget Carlson said it and The FEC has been investigating it for more than a year. Google FEC and Barak

      • onedonewong

        Mauree Dowd printed in the NYT and the FEC has been investigating barak for 15 months try Goole FEC and barak 2008

    • SchoolBoardMember

      ACORN was an honorable decent organization that got eaten in a right wing smear campaign. Please hide your blatant racism a little bit.

      • onedonewong

        Really is a typical black organization that took taxpayer $$ and squandered it. How many Mickey Mouses and Donald Ducks are registered to vote in your city?? If Acorn was involved 100’s

  • The Chamber of Commerce seems to be a wing of the Hard-Right ReTHUGlican Party these days. It’s about time they were investigated!

    • onedonewong

      Just as soon as the black churches are investigated

      • Wearing your KKK uniform again!

        • onedonewong

          ahhh the shoe is tight when its on the other foot, its been going on for more that 40+ years

          • cabadas

            YOU ARE WEARING YOUR KKK UNIFORM AGAIN, I HOPE THAT IT’S REAL TIGHT

          • DurdyDawg

            Then while your at it investigate the white churches (they’ve been at it far longer).

          • onedonewong

            No its the Revvvnd Jackson, Sharpton Shabas and X that are at the core of the IRS debacle

          • DurdyDawg

            Since I don’t know this, I’ll take your word.. Thanks.

          • Do you seriously believe the black churches have the financial and physical presence equal to the US Chamber of Commerce to lobby and engage Congress to enact legislation behind close doors? Legislation that benefited the black population of the USA was enacted as a response to historic and visible representations of discrimination in this country, emphasis on VISIBLE. Eventually this legislation has become the basis of laws that have since benefited millions of non-black minorities and women. And, if the projections of future population race consistency are correct, the current white majority will be able to benefit too as the USA continues to become more multiracial in its composition.

          • onedonewong

            The issue is tax fraud and black churches have been engaged in it for the past 40 years. As a group that is 12% of the population and vote 98% for DEM’s they are far far more influential than the Chamber

      • I think I know you! Your Pick up Truck sounds, I mean looks, like something I’ve heard, I mean, seen before

      • cabadas

        RIGHT ON JONNY. YOU ARE SO RIGHT.

      • EdC

        Just what are you accusing the black churches of, being black? If you claim to be a Christain, you should read your Bible about Christainity, Especially the nineth commandment! If you really think that the blacks are wrong you should look up you’re history of the pigmatation of the people that Jesus was born into. Then you should fall to you knees and pray for forgiveness. this from a white musican who wants to be on the band stand behind Jesus when you meet him, just so (and this isn’t very christain) I can see your face,

        • onedonewong

          I’m accusing them of violating their NON PROFIT status. For years they have passed the plate at services, endorsed candidates and invited speakers in who advocated candidates.
          Playing a comb isn’t really a musician

          • DurdyDawg

            And all the while your assuming the white church doesn’t indulge in such practices? You must buy your suckers in bulk.

          • onedonewong

            No the justice dept has always been anti WHITE churches and goes to great lengths to insure their compliance. They are afraid to take on black churches for fear of being called racist… what happened to the black church that allowed a Obama administration to speak back in February NUTTING why Holder is a racist

    • cabadas

      RIGHT ON SISTER

  • BozoMustgo2

    If these allegations are true the Chamber of Commerce should be put down like a rabid dog. These GOP backed groups are destroying our country so they can feed their greed. Go Schneiderman go!

    • onedonewong

      as opposed to all the $$ obama is taking in from China and the Saudis??

      • Wearing your KKK uniform again!

        • onedonewong

          Barak will take $$ from anyone the KKK, Communists, left wing nuts he doesn’t care he’s an egomaniac

      • cabadas

        YOU REPUBLICANS JUST DON’T KNOW TRUTH DO YOU. LIES LIES LIES

        • onedonewong

          suggest you read a paper

          • cabadas

            i do read the newspaper, that’s why i can say republicans lie lie lie. i watch cspan and hear the lies from their own mouths

          • onedonewong

            Then you must get a real treat when barak speaks if it was easier to tel the truth he would still lie. joe on the other hand is to dumb to tell the truth

  • I was an accountant (not tax) with a 501(c)3 and was told explicitly by our tax accountant and lawyers that we could not donate to any political cause so if that is true, why and how are all these other 501(c)3’s getting away with it? The IRS should look into all these PAC & SuperPAC’s and see if they violated federal tax law. Further, I am with Dylan Ratigan – Get Money Out of Politics! We will never have a congress run for US citizens as long as money is involved. Remember the old saying Money Is the Root of All Evil?

    • rmarqua2921

      What about the Catholic Church?

  • It About Time!!! Somebody Needs To Stop The American Taliban!!

  • ExPAVIC

    WELL?

    Come on OneDone, don’t just sit on your brains say something stupid as usual

    • metrognome3830

      I would guess that there is a lack or replies because no one knows what your are talking about.

  • ExPAVIC

    INTERESTING

    The clown show is on. Bozo and Onedone there may be a small brain between them and it’s American Taliban Republican, yuk.

  • William Deutschlander

    Most of us have known for years that the Chamber of Commerce is a branch of the GOP!

    • LeftRightLef

      Actually, Herr Deutschlander, ich glaube…I mean, I believe that the GOP is a branch of the Chanber.

      • james shrum

        DITTO

    • onedonewong

      Much like the State Run Media are bought and paid for by left wing nuts

      • cabadas

        YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A SLUMMING IDIOT

      • james shrum

        YOU ARE WRONG > I remember when this company came into our town and they had a top pay that they were going to pay to their people they were going to hire untill the chamber of commerce stepped in and asked them not to pay that much because it would hurt the other companies that were all ready there that did not pay that much . so they lowered their wages . I say that the chamber is no good for anybody .( Onedonewrong) you are wrong if you believe that the local media is left I canceled my local paper because they were to right wing

        • onedonewong

          If your newspaper was conservative its 1 of 10. The State Run Media ABC,CBS,NBC, NYT WASHpost and LAT meet very morning with the WH to discuss what stories to cover and what is the slant that the WH wants.
          As for that “company” you must be listening to SIEU cause that would never happen, companies pay what’s needed to attract the employees they desire. It would have ended what ever competitive advantage that they had when they moved there

  • Thanks GOD someone has a set!!!!! It’s about time!!!!!! The Chamber of Commerce no longer functions as it should have should be disbanded!!!!!!

  • Richard Starke

    The local chamber of commerce every year begs the city for funds. Do they pay an annual fee to the national chamber of commerce as every election cycle they endorse the Repuglican candidate? To me they are nothing more than a bunch of crooks.

  • ExPAVIC

    ONEDONE AND BOZO

    You boys must be slipping. It’s been fifteen minutes and neither of you have come up with something stupid like good American Taliban Republicans, yuk.

  • clarenceswinney

    Solutions
    Fed Fund Elections–6 months–3 primary 3 general–free equal tv time–debatte a week =12=adequate to judge burn corp person

    Ban all govt employees from taking anything with financial value

    Prgressive Flat Tax by Group–pikcs up 1100b to balance our budget

    • james shrum

      Elections years should last for4 month two months primary 2 months general. Then vote .

    • DurdyDawg

      Piss on Fed election funds, that’s Still using tax payers money.. Every year the IRS sends out their little forms for us to fill out.. Near the top of this form is a box to donate $1.00 (plus one for the spouse) THIS is what should be used as far as political welfare, other wise these idiots need to dig in their own pockets (after all, nobody pays me when I’m trying to get a job) and they don’t need to do any serious barkering except once, to introduce themselves and offer confirmed past achievements and a solid platform.. after that it can be debated in forums by REAL journalists. No donations except for free radio and TV exposure which can be off-set by commercials at the beginning and immediately after any debate. This fed welfare was intended to help those with limited funds to run for office.. Well, that’s changed since it’s beginnings.. Now there’s wealthy candidates (typically successful lawyers) vying for the brass knuck, uh.. I mean ring.. Make THEM pay for the privilege of running for office, take special interest billionaires out of the equation and outlaw thirty-five hundred buck plate dinners.. Demand the media report ONLY the facts and not biased opinions that do nothing but rot the airwaves then spread like a plague.. The only aid from the g’ment should be for protection.. Make it free to give speeches in public places and make the hosting city foot any special ‘protection’ (after all they receive fed money every year whether they spend it or squirrel it for rainy days) and put a limit as to how much money is used to be elected. They did it this way in the ‘old’ days.. Why not now? This year (and probably hence if we don’t fight for change) our President will be determined by how many millions of dollars are involved.. This is wrong.. THIS is criminal.

  • This is a big Yeah!! In my book.. Go Get them..

  • GOP Mitt Ryan Rove stands only for billionaires & powerful Corp tax cuts
    and Citizens United Corps are People ?
    Obama while not perfect tries to help middle class – education- health- Wall St reform –
    old sick disabled Our SEals / Obama Got bin laden & 20 top al Quada Bush cheney failed- gave up Obama saved US auto industry MITT said Let them DIE
    Obama created 4 mil jobs in 3 yrs Yes much more to go after worst crash in 80 yrs
    IF Bagger run GOP would not block everything even basic road repair bills all so Obama LOSES we would be doing better . Fact
    1. Under W US was losing 700 K jobs a month !
    2. Bush gave corp cuts to Co who sent good jobs overseas.
    3. Bush tried to give control of US ports to….DUBAI !!

    • james shrum

      You tell them Dianrib you are exactly right

  • sand12

    I believe that President Obama has been ethical in his lack of attacks on the GOP. He does not need to stoop to their level. He is too busy trying to save this country.
    The GOP is hanging themselves and he knows it. Its gonna be fun kids. Hang on for the ride. All those millions of theirs will go to waste on a stooge like Romney. When I think of all the people that could have been helped with that money, it makes me sick!

    • onedonewong

      Yea and I bet you believe in tooth fairies, the moon is made of green cheese and obama was born in Hawaii
      You used the right term ‘trying” that’s because he’s an amateur and has no idea how economies work or how to generate jobs. $10trillion in new debt and unemployment of 10%, think we would all be better off if he stopped trying
      Gee barak outspent McCain by 3 to 1 in the last campaign, did you wish that money had gone to help people??

      • james shrum

        Where did you get it that he has added 10 trillion of new debt ?I can show you that he has added only 3.55 of new debt because of the debt ceiling was not 10 trillion and he could not have spent 10 trillion . How can you spend 10 trillion when you only have 4 trill to spend .YOU TELL ME >FOX news is lying again .

        • onedonewong

          jimmy you need to stop reading the state run media who ONLY project what barak tells them nothing more

          • James70094

            How was that State run media working when GWB was in office? Still going to avoid it when Romney wins? Legitimate news that disagrees with you is not State run media, you should stop reading the Tea Party newsletter and conspiracy blogs thinking they are news.

          • onedonewong

            They took their lead from Peelosi or Harry. The state run media NEVER ides with the Republicans’ Did you forget the nightly news and gas prices during W??? Did you forget that the media pounced on W for the deficit and unemployment while giving Barak a pass on his even worse #’s

          • James70094

            If it’s State run media, it’s always State run media. Your inability to accept differing views would explain why you are always wrong. How did you like that link confirming private pensions do get COLAs?

          • onedonewong

            its not differing views its one that is spouted every day ad nauseum by the left wing nuts.
            As for private pensions you were talking about govt contractors hardly a private pension

          • James70094

            The fact remains that State run media is State run media regardless of who is in office.

            And yet that one example proves you wrong yet again.

          • onedonewong

            HUH??? try English next time I don’t understand ebonics that you and your messiah use

          • James70094

            That is English you racist conch. And he is not my messiah, never was. That’s you issue, you think anyone who disagrees with your lies is a liberal. Some of us don’t like lies, even the lies you far right nuts tell.

          • onedonewong

            sorry ebonics is ebonics , maybe you should be letting your wife respond this late at night

          • James70094

            Maybe you should let your child bride give it a shot. As your posts have always lacked proper spelling and grammar, you should know ebonics. Learn proper English and you won’t have as much difficulty in life. Then again asking you to learn anything is futile since you reject reality.

          • onedonewong

            Jimmy you need to start applying yourself if you plan on getting your GED is next 4 years

          • James70094

            Since I already have my MBA, that would be needless. You may want to start work on yours since you were one of those High School Dropouts when you enlisted in Mall Security.

  • yes go get the repubs

  • It is high time Chamber of Commerce is investigated for being a wing of the Republican party.

  • ExPAVIC

    MESSAGE

    Addressed to blogger here “Onedone” an American Taliban Republican who uses their butt for brains when attacking.

  • LeftRightLef

    Mr. Schneiderman has more courage and ability than all the other attorneys general put together. I would love to be on his staff.

  • Why would anyone be surprised by the Chamber’s alleged actions? Don’t you get it, folks? Dark Money Controls everything of any import; and, organizations, like the Chamber have no Ethics or Morality, if what has been said, is true. They have joined the Elite Group of Sluts and Prostitutes in the Political Arena. Stealthy and Sneaky tho; gotta admit.

    Why would anyone give another Dime, to this Organization; or, others like them? When the Trust is gone, pretty hard to get it back.

    Gees, friends; is everyone on, “the Take?” Are we so greedy and selfish, that we would all, “sell out,” if the price was right? What have we become as a Nation, and a People?

    • james shrum

      ARE you the Don Larson that pitched the perfect game in the 1956 world series? If not are you related?

  • About Time!!! The whole Chamber of Commerce made up of nothing but Republicans…
    Now will they go to jail???

    • james shrum

      hell no

  • The COC is a disgrace to the businesses of America!

  • Jimh77

    Eric, this is awesome! Keep up the great work Eric! Shut them down, and put them in Gitmo!!! 🙂

  • Kansan

    The U.S. Chamber and the Kansas State Chamber are mere extensions of the arms of the Kochtopus.

  • abdullahiedward

    Why am I not surprised???

  • You changed Pick up Trucks, I mean, Names.

  • A Nation Of The People (WITH MONEY!)

  • I always thought that there were dirty hands involved in the chamber. $18,000, I know is chump change to them but if we are counting nickles & dimes to fund anything. Those in congress agrue about the cost of the SNAP food program for the poor even though it was the Bush administration that caused the recession.

    • james shrum

      It was not 18000 Coleen it was 18,ooo.ooo

  • It is time that We the People of the United States force an amendment to Our Constitution barring corporations, PACs, Non-Profit organizations and foreign parties from lobbying teh People of the United State’s Government. The Government is of the People and for the People only. These other influences are not the People Governed.

    • james shrum

      Sander I agree with you 100% but our Supreme Court made a bad decision to let them do this by saying corporations are people to.

  • OLD, OLD, OLD News

  • james shrum

    THere are more scandals in the GOP than a dog outside has flees. BUT some people keep on voting for them anyway

  • Jo6pK

    This veteran believes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has chosen a oxymoron name for a group that uses someone else’s money to bribe our elected officials to work against the average citizen needs, yet supports thieves, liars and cheats, crooks like those in the top positions of the banks and Wall Street. These scumbags even go so far as to solicited money from foreign powers, Arab, Chinese, and Russian for all we know. With the deliberate purpose to buy elected bought-dogs for the very corporations who caused the economic catastrophic event we are presently trying to live through!
    The US must be removed from their title, otherwise foreigners will think they are us, they are not us, they are not even humans, and they are in fact artificial objects created by fat cats to avoid liability, nothing more. If in fact this 18 million belonged to Americans who did not give their permission for sabotaging our elections, the ones who made the decisions should be made examples of by being tried, if convicted, to be sentenced to prison for at least ten years. And the Chamber of Commerce as a collective disbanded forever, as they are not our friends of our nation or are fellow citizens. Actually in light of these accusations they seem to be aiding and abetting our worst enemies, domestic as well as foreign, we have no use for these treasonous scumbags!