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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 07:02 PM
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Chamber, AFL-CIO Back Infrastructure Spending In Rare Joint Statement
Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO, often bitter foes in conflicts between business and labor, released a rare joint statement Wednesday in support of President Barack Obama's call for additional infrastructure spending.

The business lobby and union conglomerate's respective leaders offered a united front in applauding the broad pitch for domestic development in Obama's State of the Union address.

"America's working families and business community stand united in applauding President Obama's call to create jobs and grow our economy through investment in our nation's infrastructure," their joint statement reads. "Whether it is building roads, bridges, high-speed broadband, energy systems and schools, these projects not only create jobs and demand for businesses, they are an investment in building the modern infrastructure our country needs to compete in a global economy.

"With the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO standing together to support job creation, we hope that Democrats and Republicans in Congress will also join together to build America's infrastructure."



Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/26/chamber-afl-ci...



Of course, the chamber backed the stimulus and delivered 3 votes. The question how hard will they arm twist the GOP into delivering
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 07:25 PM
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1. IOW, Halliburton, Bechtel, et al. expect to make out like the bandits they are.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 07:27 PM
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2. Darmok, and Jalad... on the ocean. n/t
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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:25 PM
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3. Barack...his eyes uncovered!
Boehner, his face wet...
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:30 PM
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4. Wow, Cats and Dogs! Lions and Lambs! Tarheels and Blue Devils!
What next?
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