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With Friends Like These

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?


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.