News Corp., the parent of Fox News, just gave a million bucks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Not too long ago it gave a bunch of money to the Republican Governors Association. Target and Best Buy gave a bunch of money to some organization or other. All of said recipients give the money to Republicans. All of the donors deny that they are interested in social issues – they aren’t anti-gay (Target and Best Buy love gay people, well maybe not that way) for example. They give, they all say because these groups and the beneficiaries of their largesse are “pro-business.”
But, the GOP gives Obama flak for the $700 billion TARP program to bailout Wall Street, insurance and auto companies and other big businesses (a program that is reported to now cost maybe only $50 billion, and if we’re lucky actually make money for the government when the accounting is done). It would seem to me that TARP was “pro-business.”
The GOP gives Obama flak for the health care bill. The bill will expand health spending for millions of people. Don’t businesses provide the care, and charge for it? So, isn’t the health care law “pro-business.”
Why don’t the mega companies give money to the “pro-business” Dems? I think they have a different definition than I do.