Left-leaning libertarians and libertarian-leaning leftists have been saying for years that liberals (in the mainstream sense), far from wielding the club of governmental regulation against big business, have been among the chief enforcers of corporate interests.
Now we get confirmation straight from the horses mouth. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Conical hat tip to Lew Rockwell and Ralph Raico), Obama, Biden, and Clinton all have a higher pro-business record than Ron Paul because (and give them credit for their honesty) the Chambers criterion for being pro-business is support for corporate subsidies and special privileges, not support for free markets.
The right-leaning Washington Examiners story makes it sound as though its liberals rather than conservatives that are pawns of the plutocracy (hence their headline New Chamber index shows conservatives arent corporate pawns), but a look at the winners of the Chambers Spirit of
Corporate Welfare Enterprise award shows Republicans and Democrats both eagerly filling the trough with my own states Senator Richard Shelby at the top of the list.