The Washington Monthly has an unflattering but perhaps illuminating profile of the Chamber of Commerce and its CEO, Thomas Donohue: "Oddly, while Donohue casts himself as the voice of business, he has never worked for a corporation or any kind of for-profit concern—only for trade associations, nonprofits, and the federal government." The chamber backed the stimulus bill and "has chided Republican lawmakers for not supporting subsidies for alternative energy."
More: "What becomes clear from observing Donohue's record is that, for all his opposition to federal oversight, he is a quintessential creature of Washington. Like the head of any bureaucracy or agency, he measures his success far less by results than by the size of his budget."
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