American big business and the GOP
Big business says it tries to contribute equally to Democrats and Republicans, but this year it's going all out for the GOP.
Big Labor goes for Democrats, and a battle is raging over union organizing, regulation and influence on Capitol Hill. Are businesses looking out for their own best interests?
Under eight years of a Democratic administration, the US economy thrived. Eight years of the Republicans have led to the brink of another Depression. But faced with Democratic majorities on Capitol Hill, the US Chamber of Commerce is spending bigger than ever this year on GOP candidates -- it announced last week that it was going to put $35 million dollars into election campaigns, overwhelmingly for Republicans. Goal number one is to stop legislation making it easier to organize unions. Are unions really a threat to corporate prosperity? What about other Republican principles, including deregulation?
"To the Point" talks to Big Business, Big Labor and others.
- Daniel Gross: Columnist, "Newsweek" and "Slate"
- Mark McKinnon: Representative, Workforce Fairness Institute
- Thea Lee: Policy Director and Chief Economist, AFL-CIO
- Bruce Josten: Executive VP of Government Affairs, US Chamber of Commerce
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