Michael Medved
Barack Obama’s business bashing not only constitutes bad politics, but also bad policy. Obviously, his attempts to demonize the Chamber of Commerce and other business interests failed miserably in recent election campaigns; most Americans understand that it’s counter-productive to attack the free market economy that provides the only real source of new jobs and recovery.

During the1930s, FDR’s similar assaults against business may have worked politically, but failed to restore prosperity—we lagged far behind Europe in emerging from the Depression. Today, anti-business rhetoric once again harms the economy, but also falls flat with the public.

Vast majorities hold jobs in the private sector, and barely 10 percent of those workers are part of organized labor. America boasts more independent businessmen than union members, with unions increasingly concentrated among government employees—separating labor and Democrats from the dynamic free market.


Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
 
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