First it was Obama telling entrepreneurs in his 2012 presidential campaign that “you didn’t build that” in reference to their businesses. And now the next presidential hopeful from this anti-business party, Hillary Clinton, is bad-mouthing entrepreneurs and corporations in a terribly convoluted message.
With her signature arrogance, Hillary Clinton, while stumping at a Democrat rally, stated “…don’t let anybody…don’t let anybody tell you that, ugh, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs. You know that old theory, trickle-down economics.”
First off, trickle-down economics is a political theory, and totally separate from corporations and businesses creating jobs. And second, if corporations and businesses don’t create jobs, then where do jobs come from? The government? If corporations and entrepreneurs aren’t out there creating jobs and growing, there will be no money to fund the government and its bloated payroll.
Now, I don’t think that Hillary Clinton believed the bullshit statement she made – no way. She’s been collecting cheques from Wall Street banks for years now. She knows businesses are the ones creating jobs, at least sustainable ones. But she made the convoluted remarks to try and show the extreme-left that she too shares Elizabeth Warren’s beliefs and will represent their agenda (even though she won’t). Warren is expected to make a run at Hillary for the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. She is the ultra-left’s knight in shining armor. And, according to Edward Klein, Obama may be willing to back Warren over Clinton. Time will tell…
What’s clear in all of this is that Democrat leaders, for years now, clearly believe that attacking business provides a clear path to the White House. It’s pretty sad because I know there are thousands of Democrat voters who are entrepreneurs.
I’ve been saying it for years now. America is not a business-friendly nation. Despite its people having tremendous entrepreneurial spirit, politicians in Washington have made it tough to start businesses and grow them on American soil. The country’s corporate tax rate is among the highest in the developed world and its regulatory regime has become far too cumbersome. The only thing keeping the country attractive to business at the moment is the size of its consumer market. But, I’m afraid that too will dissolve as the American dream continues to evaporate.