Talk:U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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I removed the front group tag from this page and the following par:

The Chamber has increasingly become a Republican front group, promoting Republican candidates and becoming a driving force to support the right-wing policies of the George W. Bush administration.

There is a difference between the chamber being aggressive in promoting polices that favour its members but that is not the same as being a front group for the Republican Party. I suspect that there are plenty of issues where the Republicans and the Bush administration don't go far enough for the Chamber. While down the page we summarize "Election cycle spending" of the chamber we don't provide a breakdown of whether they support only Republican candidates or not. If they support some Democrats, albeit corporate friendly ones, then the characterization of the chamber as a wing of the Republicans falls down.

The lead par's reliance on the description of Matt Stoller's claim that the chamber "has become a fully functional part of the partisan Republican machine" also left me less than persuaded. How do we know that? It doesn't seem to me that the evidence to support that is lower down on the page.--Bob Burton 20:55, 10 January 2008 (EST)

So I have removed the following category tags: [[Category:Web fronts]][[Category:Needs review]][[category:front groups]] --Bob Burton 20:56, 10 January 2008 (EST)