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Friday, April 3, 2009

New Chamber Index Shows Conservatives Aren't Corporate Pawns

My latest Examiner column looks at the latest voting scorecard from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and weeds out some interesting trends.

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., had the most conservative voting record in 2008 according to the American Conservative Union (ACU), and was a “taxpayer hero” according to the National Taxpayer’s Union (NTU), but the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says his 2008 record was less pro-business than Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton.

Similarly, Texas libertarian GOPer Rep. Ron Paul—the most steadfast congressional opponent of regulation, taxation, and any sort of government intervention in business—scored lower than 90% of Democrats last year on the Chamber’s scorecard.
Read the whole thing here.

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