Chamber champions policies and 
candidates that help businesses

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I agree.  The chamber does many good things.  Being a political entity is not one of them.  Being arrogant about it is less becoming an organization whose mission should certainly be to champion business and community.

To ignore the push the chamber makes in local politics is well just plain ignorant.  I don’t think anyone can argue that pro-business and job creation is a bad thing? But how can a $2 million shortfall be predicted?  And those 5000 jobs, many of which are based on the volatile gas and oil industry, will return when the price of natural gas goes back up.

In the meantime, chamber members should keep their political agendas stuffed in their personal bag and get on with the business of supporting community goals.  Besides, it makes an organization look really stupid when backing candidates that are at best laughable.

What happened to democracy? Aren’t elected officials supposed to be chosen by the voters? Instead we have a small group of people who decide who to put up for election, how to get money to support their candidacies anonymously, all in the name of pro-business.

Yet these pro-business people can’t see the value of a venue like the Avalon on Main Street and think that a cop has more business experience than a community banker.

The choices made by the Chamber are laughable. They need to get back to the business of encouraging networking among local businesses and providing them opportunities to learn about workplace issues, like their recently announced domestic violence sessions.

Let the people decide who they want to represent them…

This guy really thinks Plato was Mickey Mouse’s dog?  And didn’t he also carry on about how the Ryman was torn down when the Opry moved to its new site?  He could use some editing.

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