If there were any doubt about what’s at stake in this year’s mid-term elections, there is no more.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced it is upping its spending on congressional races – from $35 million in 2008 to $75 million this year.
First of all, business must be doing pretty good, to be throwing that kind of money around. But there’s no doubt who’s spending that money – and why.
It’s Massey Coal company, wanting to roll back any new safety regulations on coal mining.
It’s BP, wanting to block any new regulations on deepwater offshore drilling.
It’s Citigroup and Goldman-Sachs, wanting to go back to the wild, anything-goes, days of Wall Street.
It’s Aetna and Cigna, wanting to repeal health care reform.
And, of course, it’s the Republican Party, whose motto is: Give big business whatever it wants – and screw the American people.
Big business and the Republican Party want to take us back to the laissez-faire days of Bush and Cheney.
So, if you want another mining disaster, another massive oil spill, another 47 million Americans without health care, and another economic meltdown – just vote Republican in November.
That’s my parting shot for today.