Star Parker

Of the 29 members of Congress for whom Bain executives were among the largest political contributors since 2000, 26 of the 29 were Democrats.

Bain executives generously supported champions of big government like Anthony Weiner, Al Franken, John Kerry, and Ted Kennedy.

Executive ranks of Bain, the bastion of capitalism that Romney led for 25 years, are populated by left wing Democrats.

Businessmen may roll their eyes when Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), former head of the Congressional Black Caucus, says, as he did the other day, that one of America’s most notorious crooks, Bernie Madoff, did what he did “in the name of capitalism.”

But, unfortunately, Clyburn expresses the sentiments of many blacks.

And corporate America enables this through the millions they pour into left wing organizations like the Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP, and the National Urban League.

American big businessmen are generally about expediency, not principles.

Expedient better describes Romney than moderate or conservative.

He may be saying what sounds good now. But it’s the expedient thing to do.

Unprincipled business leaders helped lead us into the mess we’re in today.

More expediency is not going to get us out of it. Only principled leadership that inspires trust in free enterprise and capitalism will.


Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.