Mixed signals from the US Chamber of Commerce

Posted by LDonia on 10/23/2013

We can't help but feel a little confused by two separate images from Chamber of Commerce's DC headquarters.

Observe:

For those unacquainted with the District, the Chamber's headquarters on H Street faces the White House. It is this side of the building you see pictured below.

So imagine our surprise when we received this photo of the stage inside the Chamber today. 

Your eyes do not deceive you. That is indeed China's flag displayed prominently front and center. 

As the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) mentioned yesterday, the Chamber is hosting a "U.S.-China CEO Dialogue" this week. Of course, this raises the question: Where is the Chamber hoping to create the jobs that its banners suggest it cares so deeply about? They certainly won't be created here if we continue to expand a ridiculously imbalanced trade relationship with the world's second largest economy.

Photo of Chamber of Commerce's DC office by flickr user Ron Cogswell, used following Creative Commons guidelines. 

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