Fresh from a smashing victory in the midterms for their Republican allies and for their anti-government arguments, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is preparing to lobby for major rollbacks in federal regulations on the argument, as you might expect, that excessive regulation is holding back economic growth.
My buddy Tom Hamburger of the L.A. Times has the story in today’s editions, and it’s a solid piece that lays out the agenda and the arguments. In the L.A. Times, it ran under the headline “Chamber to unveil pro-business lobbying effort.”
The lefty aggregator site Truthout, which sends out a daily email of news stories it thinks you should not miss, included the Hamburger piece in its roundup. The other stories to which Truthout linked were advertised with their original headlines. But Truthout’s editors couldn’t abide the Times headline writer’s bland, neutral-sounding description of the regulatory chances the Chamber will be seeking. So, on Truthout the story is headlined: “US Chamber of Commerce on a Ruinous Rampage.”