Robert Hurt, giving Virginians the business

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    Just how unconscionable is it that Robert Hurt will take the help and endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and then support policies that result in the outsourcing of jobs that benefit the domestic and foreign members of the Chamber of Commerce?

    According to Campaign Money Watch, VA-05 lost 24,171 jobs to outsourcing since 1994, thanks in large part to the tax loopholes and other benefits reaped by fat-cat corporations that are backed by the Chamber of Commerce and its pals in Congress.

    And just how much does a congressional seat from these parts cost the Chamber these days?

    From Oct. 5 through Oct. 12, the Chamber spent $197,002 on ads in this district to help elect Hurt to Congress.

    And why won’t Robert Hurt denounce and renounce this shameful behavior again? Oh, right, because according to the Chamber of Commerce, “Robert Hurt understands business.”

    Well, here is what he seems to understand. Outsourcing your job makes more money for the Chamber of Commerce’s domestic and foreign members, and the more money Hurt makes for them, the more money they’ll be willing to spend to see Hurt keeps his job.

    In other words, what Robert Hurt really understands is how to give us the business.

    Which, of course, brings this to mind:

    • Fiona Usa

      No more living in glass towers like all those PC Arlingtonistas who grew up taking instruction on revolution theology at the knee of Jim Moran. The best kept and most docile denizen of Plantation Arlington is Walter.  Walter did indeed take instruction  in Revolution Theology at the knee of Jim Moran and perhaps that is why he seems so revolutionary or is the proper word “revolting”?

      What is the next best kept secret in Plantation Arlington? You guessed it, amigo.  Baby Brother.

    • Fiona Usa

      Every time you talk about the Chamber and all its foreign money trying to influence U.S. policy I want to laugh, all you posturing PC people.  Who do you think takes good union money and then laughs in the unions’ faces?  Who do you think does that? Could it be cynical clowns who take good union money and then support NAFTA? Could it be those cynical clowns who pretend to bleed for the working man and then come up with a plan to tax their so-called “Cadillac Health Plans” which may be the only good thing about having their union around?  Who is doing this? Fiona doesn’t see Republicans doing this because they don’t even pretend to care for unions or their money.  So who is doing all this posturing while loving, absolutely loving foreign campaign contributions? Oh, no, could it be? No. No. No. We have met the enemy and they is….

    • libra

      … and then there’s Chamber of Commerce 🙂

      http://thinkprogress.org/2010/

      I do wish though that, if the Ch-ville CoC doesn’t approve of its Mother Ship’s ads, it would stop paying the dues.