It is astonishing to read articles like this that illustrate how backward and narrow minded our corporate elites are. The Business Roundtable is a powerful organization that CEOs use to promote their interests. They are very influential because they constitute a major source of funding of our so-called representatives in Congress, which, of course, are their representatives. But, that is how capitalist style democracy works. In contrast to this group, the American people feel otherwise:
A February poll... found 60 percent of people questioned said Congress shouldn’t stop the EPA rules and 35 percent thought lawmakers should bar the agency from limiting discharges of carbon dioxide, a primary greenhouse gas.Although many corporations have record amounts of cash overflowing their coffers, they are so addicted to profits to the exclusion of every other consideration that they can't even tolerate the minimal government regulation that currently exists.