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October 14, 2010
Chamber dismisses CAP charges of foreign funding of election
The latest "charge" against the Chamber from Think Progress, the rabidly liberal partisan blog for the Center for American Progress is really out there. They are saying that the Chamber of Commerce received "$885,000 in "donations" from "foreign companies.
The Chamber blog dismisses this smear with a twinkle in its eye:
The U.S. Chamber hosts several business councils, whose purpose is to promote bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. They are run as independent organizations and most members of business councils are not also members of the U.S. Chamber. Among other creatures, George Soros helped start CAP and several of his liberal money bags friends contributed as well. It appears that Think Progress is doubling down on its idiotic smears by ratcheting up the charges to include monies that went nowhere near the funds used for election ads.
For those business councils affiliated with us, their monies are considered "restricted funds" and are held for use by those business councils. These councils have been around for decades. They have never engaged in political activity--and they never will.
ThinkProgress is grabbing at straws. We look forward to debunking some of their upcoming "investigations": "U.S. Chamber Using Cash From Space Aliens to Fund Political Advertising" and "U.S. Chamber Producing Counterfeit Currency in its Basement to Pay for Attack Ads."
ThinkProgress, huh? Hurling unfounded allegations for political gain is progress, with a sputtering economy and near 10% unemployment? How about: ThinkRationally? These wild and irresponsible allegations make you wonder who is funding ThinkProgress ... and why.
Now that AP, The New York Times, and FactCheck.org have discredited these attacks, we hope to return to a serious discussion about the issue Americans care most about: job creation.
You have to try very hard to be that clueless.