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“We’re going to spend whatever it takes” May 13, 2009

Posted by Paige of Quarrel in the ends justify the means of production, we're only gonna die.

Politico has a great quote on businesses working together to fight Obama’s corparate tax reform plans:

“We’re going to spend whatever it takes,” said Brigitte Schmidt Gwyn, senior director of congressional relations for the Business Roundtable, which represents CEOs of the nation’s largest companies.

It’s funny for a number of reasons.

1.) When does “whatever it takes” become cost inefficient? If the answer is that it will always be cheaper to buy the law you want then to pay the taxes you owe, this is another great example of the need for some type of  lobbying/campaign finance reform.

2.) This clearly isn’t going to be a PR fight.  Nothing wins Americans’ hearts and minds like bragging about all the money you have at your disposal in the midst of a recession.

3.) Wait, is a group representing the heads of all the nation’s largest companies even legal?  The simple fact that this Business Roundtable exists screams collusion.



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