"The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them."
Lenin, aka Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (1870 - 1924), Founder of the Soviet Union
The corporate lobby has always been transactional. They will place short term profits ahead of long term goals every time.
It is important to remember that the corporate community isn't "conservative" in any recognizable way. Corporations exist to make a profit and to expand market share to make more profit. They naturally seek a monopoly and, to that end, employ thousands of lobbyists and expend billions of dollars to subvert the free market and hobble competition. Their monument is the crony-capitalist state.
American corporations have done more than New Left Marxism to undermine traditional values and deference paid to the religious and cultural institutions of the West. These corporations were far more effective because they put massive resources behind this transformation. Money does change everything. So it was out with the church and in with the mall as the center of human life. Instead of a community with a common culture, we had atomized consumers -- the easier to (endlessly) market to.
The corporate community isn't even American in outlook, but rather it is globalist and acts accordingly. The international trade deals favored by the corporate community have brought Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders supporters together, have united main street business with organized labor.
Organizations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have promoted outsourcing of jobs to countries overseas and the illegal immigration policies that suppress wages and drive-up unemployment here at home. And they've backed bailouts for Wall Street while recommending foreclosures for the rest of us. They get the property tax breaks in places like Jersey City -- and everybody else just keeps on paying more.
On the U.S. Chamber's website there is an entire globalist agenda with sections on "international affairs", "international agenda", "international policy", "global initiatives", "global regulatory cooperation", "Africa", the "Americas", "Asia", "Eurasia", "Europe", the "Middle East and Turkey", and "India". But there is no section on the American worker. Nowhere is he or she listed. Nowhere.
All this came to mind the other day, when Democrat Congressman Josh Gottheimer scored the U.S. Chamber's "Spirit of Enterprise Award" -- something bestowed each year on whatever lackey in Congress happens to be advancing the globalist agenda in a way that attracts attention. As an expert in public relations, Josh Gottheimer has the inside track on such things. He knows the ropes.
How? Well, before getting elected to Congress in 2016, Josh Gottheimer followed his buddy Mark Penn, the Clintons' polling guy, to take over an international public relations/lobbying corporation called Burson-Marsteller. These folks are a real piece of work.
Hey, don't take our word for it. Here's what MSNBC's Rachel Maddow had to say about the firm where Josh Gottheimer held the number two position as International Vice President (his buddy Mark Penn was International President):
Yep, Josh Gottheimer and his pal Mark Penn ran the "PR Firm from Hell"! And now you know what kind of "enterprise" the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is talking about.