The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which touts itself as “the worlds largest business organization,” secretly accepts millions of dollars for corporate propaganda and lobbying campaigns from massive corporations like Chevron, News Corporation and WellPoint.
It uses this corporate money to wage blitz advertising campaigns across the country against any candidate its cadre CEOs says is not in line with their corporate agenda.
Priority number one for the U.S. Chamber’s inner circle of the 1 percent is making sure that the secret money they (and other dark money front groups) get from corporations stays secret. (In fact, media leaks and voluntary disclosure by corporations that have embraced transparency are the only reasons we know the identities of some U.S. Chamber funders at all.)
The U.S. Chamber has stated plans to spend more than $100 million on attack ads during the election. This year, Chamber also has spent $55 million on lobbying.