Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Obama-Was-Anti-Business Myth

By Kevin Zeese
February 10, 2011

The unrelenting narrative from the corporate media – that Obama must mend fences with American business – is disconnected from the reality of Obama’s policies and appointments.

Read on.


Anonymous said...

I agree! Not only is Obama not "anti-business" (well, maybe a little anti-small business) but he is pro giant business, for sure! (Or should I say corporation) This president is the record holder for special interest and lobbying campaign funding! (no exaggeration either) Then, as soon as he gets in, he personally donates trillions of hard earned tax payer funds to more giant corporations (aka, bailouts) that, as it turns out, didn't really need the "bailouts" to begin with...some were even trying to refuse the funds outright! So, by any stretch of the imagination, the myth that Obama is somehow anti-business is a total falsehood, to go along with the constant stream of falsehoods that routinely pour from the mainstream propaganda factory.

Big Em said...

Excellent analysis of one of the many laughably phony charges (almost as good as "Obama's a Socialist!") levied against Obama. It's refreshing to read something this true, instead of the convenient (but ill fitting) templates the MSM uses as they 'phone it in' yet again.

Random note: it will probably take another decade or so before enough voters come to the realization that businesses/corporations are NOT interested in adding jobs, and that putting businessmen into job-formation efforts is self-defeating. Business leaders are ultimately focused on maximizing profit, and whatever is ranked second is distant --- they will ALL tell you that, even without prodding. If they're NOT interested in profit, then by definition they're a 'non-profit' entity. Profit is essentially REVENUE minus COSTS. You maximize profit by increasing revenue, decreasing costs, or (preferably) by doing BOTH. Newsflash: LABOR (ie; think 'jobs') IS A BUSINESS COST. If you let businessmen define the economic environment, they will invariably try to minimize labor costs whether it's a detriment to the country or not. (The only real exception are middle-managers whose salaries are somewhat tied to the number of subordinates underneath them on the corporate hierarchy, but this is typically more than offset by the bonuses tied to profits, and middle-managers are not making the large strategic decisions like outsourcing offshore).