The left’s war on business must end

By Danny Travers

The gap between liberal policy on business and reality is becoming larger and larger. Last Friday, during a speech in Massachusetts, Hillary Clinton made the mistake of saying, “Don’t let anybody tell you that, ah, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.” While many claim that Hilary’s statement was an exaggeration of how she perceives American economic conditions, the possibility that she meant every word of what she said is becoming progressively more and more likely. The fact that a majority of Americans work for their money instead of speaking for an hour and earning a quarter of a million dollars per speech seems to be lost on liberal policy makers like Hilary.

This issue displays a deeply unsettling problem with our current political climate. From the Left’s perspective, it seems that our wealth producers are our wealth destroyers and that the more you bash corporations, profits and success the better you appeal to voters.

The Democratic Party has created a very public anti-business platform that is detrimental to American business. Democratic leaders today are perpetuating the idea that jobs are created through the labor of beneficent liberal politicians and not the blood, sweat and tears of business owners throughout our nation. President Obama infamously criticized American business owners and claimed that businesses and jobs are created through the grace of his government: “Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Starting and owning a business in America is no small feat; it takes determination, risk taking, grace under pressure and vision to be successful as a business owner. Adding restrictive government policy onto the list of challenges for small businesses does nothing but restrict our domestic growth.

The liberal business platform includes countless legislative proposals that will destroy American commerce if implemented. These policies include increases in the minimum wage, significantly higher corporate taxes, wealth taxes, new ways to sue businesses and increased power of the IRS. It is no wonder why this year alone six major American companies moved abroad. When was the last time you heard Obama or any other notable Democrat say something pro-business?

The Democrat’s war on business and free enterprise indicate nothing other than the fact that they fail to understand profit motive, or the invisible hand of free markets. This principle proves that when self-interest is combined with free trade, the community benefits overall. It is business that create jobs and it is businesses that allow use to enjoy our high standard of living.

Still Capital Hill’s war on American business rages on. What could be more un-American than being anti-business? America is a nation founded on free trade and opposing overbearing, repressive governments who overtax! What happened? Our government strayed from their original purpose because being pro-business does not buy votes anymore. Our political system has corroded into a popularity contest and the wellbeing on the nation no longer matters. Should this reckless behavior continue, we may lose the drive and ambition that made this country great.

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