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Arguably, the “job” of the Chamber of Commerce is to advocate for and protect its members. Which means when government attempts to penalize businesses with a penalty/tax for hiring workers – as well as DOUBLE the cost of the government’s permission slip every business is forced to obtain – it’s a no-brainer that the Chamber would be in virulent opposition, right?

Wrong.

After Gov. Brian Sandoval announced this week that he was breaking his campaign promise to the citizens of Nevada for – not the first, but the SECOND time by making the “temporary” tax hikes from 2009 and 2011 a permanent part of the new budget he’ll propose next January, the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce essential bent over and gleefully shouted, “Thank you, sir, may I have another!!”

“Under this proposal,” said Tray Abney, Director of Government Relations for the Chamber, “Governor Sandoval is providing stability and consistency to every Nevada business and taxpayer.”

What a load of crap.