Another thing that's kind of troubling about the Chamber is that they are in favor of, and advocate for the outsourcing of jobs from the United States to foreign countries. Millions of American jobs have been lost this way, which I have to conclude might have something to do with our current economic predicament. But what is the upside of saving money for corporations, if the public at large has no money to buy the things these corporations are making overseas?
Here's the scenario I've come up with. All the big corporations send the jobs overseas so that they can save money. Millions of Americans lose their jobs and are chronically unemployed. They can't afford anything, so the corporations can't sell very much in America. So, they sell their products to the overseas people who are working for them, and now have some money to spend. Eventually, as the third world becomes the first world, manufacturing overseas gets too expensive. In America, where there are now only the very rich and very poor, desperate people are willing to work for cheap. So, they start off-shoring to America. And the cycle begins anew! Sure, it might take fifty years or so, and by then we won't recognize our country, but hey! The corporations will still be doing very well. Ain't the free market great?