Letter: State and national Chambers of Commerce differ from local ones
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To the editor:
When considering opinions stated by our national and state Chambers of Commerce (like clockwork at this time each year), it's very important to remember that they are quite divorced from our local Chambers of Commerce who often serve the needs of our communities quite admirably.
The nation and state organizations, however, are dominated by the wealthiest, most self-serving individuals who, time and time again, have
proven that their only concerns are keeping the wages of workers as low as possible while keeping corporate profits, their own compensation, and the prices for what we buy as high as possible, and making sure they never have to pay the taxes for all the public infrastructures that make it possible for their businesses to thrive.
Such taxes are to be paid by "little," less important people than themselves. For the people of our nation and state to thrive, we should listen carefully to the national and state Chambers of Commerce, then do precisely the opposite.