I can remember when the Chamber of Commerce was a Chamber of Commerce. Now it is a Chamber of Horrors, at least for any from the center to the left. The revelations on how much American Corporations are pouring into the National Chamber in Washington, DC is heartbreaking. That money is being used to defeat candidates and legislation that big business, big oil, and the right wing don't want. The rest of us don't stand a chance against this kind of economic power.
I think this unbridled money machine could well drive a nail into the coffin of democracy. I am not kidding. These folks even managed to put together a Supreme Court under the bush administration that actually is a subsidiary of Corporate America. Am I getting senile and paranoid? Not yet. I am just dealing with reality.
Kudos to the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce who has philosophical differences with this kind of approach. There are not many like them right now.