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Obama doesn’t like business owners

Posted: July 28, 2012 at 5:09 am   /   by

The title of the video below is “Taking On Challenges: How entrepreneurship drives America.” At first, I made that the title of this post, but after some consideration, I had to change it. The reason is simple . . .

You find yourself wanting to give Obama the benefit of the doubt and say that he merely doesn’t understand businesspeople. He’s never worked in the private sector and he’s had doors opened up for him in ways that most people could only dream of (and ways that we still don’t fully understand). So maybe it’s that he doesn’t understand that world, and his reflexive left-wing ideology—favoring heavy taxation, regulation, and redistribution from producers to others—causes him to pursue the business-crushing policies he does.

But after the YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT comment, this interpretation is no longer possible. No one who cares a whit about the human beings who sacrifice so much to build their businesses would ever, ever say such a thing. I would eat my own foot before I’d say that and mean it.

It seems that Obama has gone further down the leftist road than many others in his ideological cohort. At some point in his life, he went beyond merely preferring redistributive policies. He drank all the kool-aid, all the way down to the bitter dregs that make the drinker not only wish to take from productive people, but to resent them as well. To blame them for the suffering of others. To hate them for greedily clinging onto their ill-gotten gains while utopia remains unbuilt.

Without a window into the man’s soul, which only God can have, this is just speculation on my part. But I would be highly surprised if it weren’t entirely accurate speculation.

Watch. Watch the faces of the miracle of the free-market. The miracle that Obama and his cadre seek to end.


Meet small-business owner and entrepreneur Jim Garland. In the early 1990s, Jim started a one-man boat cleaning service out of the trunk of his car. Today, Jim’s company, “Sharp Details”, employs over 70 people cleaning corporate and private aircraft in 5 locations on the East Coast.

Entrepreneurs like Jim are the backbone of a healthy and vibrant economy. But with thousands of costly regulations to comply with, entrepreneurs are finding it harder to plan and invest for the future. If we want people like Jim to be able to pursue their dreams and succeed, we need greater amounts of economic freedom.

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
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Obama doesn't like business owners