Apparently, they’re not satisfied with their huge corporate tax cut:
“More than 100 corporate leaders called on Congress on Wednesday to act immediately to provide legal relief for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.
Letters co-signed by athletes, business leaders, entertainers and other notable members of society are common on Capitol Hill, but the latest message comes a day after President Trump hosted Democratic and Republican lawmakers at the White House and pressed them to enact legislation providing legal protections for nearly 700,000 immigrants under an Obama-era executive action beginning to expire known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. …”
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spending millions of dollars on the 2018 midterms to defeat leftwing and rightwing populist candidates:
“The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday his organization will deeply involve itself in this year’s midterm congressional elections — including Republican primaries — as he called both Steve Bannon and Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren extremists.
“If we’re only sending ideological purists and strict partisans to Washington, we’re stopping progress before it even starts,” Thomas Donohue, the chamber’s president, said in his annual address on American business in Washington. “So, if we’re going to fight back against the extremes of both parties — of Steve Bannon and Elizabeth Warren — those people do not represent the best interests of this country.” …”
Thomas Donahue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, doesn’t think there are enough workers to do Trump’s infrastructure plan. We need more Third World immigrants:
“America’s biggest businesses — from Apple to Koch Industries — have cheered President Trump’s tax plan and his push to rollback regulations, but they say Trump is wrong on immigration. Throwing a million immigrant workers out of this country, as Trump is threatening to do, would be devastating for the economy, business leaders say. …
Many of Trump’s top economic priorities for 2018 would be jeopardized if the administration starts mass deportations of these immigrants, many of whom work and have been in the country for years, Donohue said. Trump says he plans to unveil an infrastructure package soon, but Donohue says there aren’t enough workers left to do all the rebuilding of roads, bridges and ports that politicians in Washington envision.
“If we do a $1 trillion-plus, 10-year infrastructure plan, we can’t do that with the workers we have now,” said Donohue. …”
The reason that Donald Trump was elected president is because millions of voters were fed up with the Republican Party catering exclusively to the interests of the wealthy and the business community and rejected their handmaiden conservative candidates in the primaries. Even after getting the corporate tax cut, it is clear that they haven’t learned their lesson.