1. Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama said he and his administration have pursued a fundamentally business- friendly agenda and are fierce advocates for the free market, rejecting corporate criticism of his policies. Obama Says He 2. In actuality, Obama has consistently revealed his contempt for free enterprise and the private sector. He has compiled the most anti-business record of any modern president, vilifying the wealthy and the profit motive, while promoting major tax increases on small businesses, dividends, and capital gains. He has opposed, until this election year, corporate income tax reductions, and has burdened businesses with stifling regulations. He has also betrayed an alarming ignorance of basic economics, cajoling businesses to step up and hire more people, as if their hiring decisions are purely a matter of personal whim and their failure to create jobs stems from just plain selfishness. David Limbaugh, The Great Destroyer, p. 263. 3. Obama views the market as a place of brutal class struggle, whre the government is the only institution that can intervene to support the weak against the predations of the strong. Untrue, and un-American. a. There are no class distinctions in America. Thats why Steve Jobs could start an adopted child in a broken home, start Apple in a garage and become a billionaire eight times over. The real distinction here is caused by the rise of a new governing class of experts, bureaucrats and political elites who insist on ruling us to enforce fairness rather than letting us govern ourselves under the rule of law. The Last Incarnation of Barack Obama barack-obama/ b. The truth is that the tax is a penalty for success...but one that will only bring Obama a one week picnic. 4. "President Obama on Monday came face to face with supporters disillusioned they have not seen the change they voted for and fearful the American Dream has slipped out of reach. Larry Kudlow, host of another daily CNBC show, said Obamas 2009 State of the Union address was a declaration of war on investors, entrepreneurs, small businesses, large corporations and private-equity and venture-capital funds. Given polls that show most Americans skeptical about or disapproving of Obamas economic policies, the administration wants to fight back against assertions that its policies are stifling economic growth. One of the Obama policies attracting criticism from business groups is his support for ending tax cuts signed into law by President George W. Bush for individuals making more than $200,000 and families making more than $250,000, Obama defends business record - TheHill.com a. It should be noted that the tax increase so firmly endorsed by Obama would bring in $85 billion annually, (Will President Obama's Class Warfare Strategy win him Re-election?) while The US Government spends $10460188800 (~$10 billion, 460 million) per day US Government Budget Visualized: Tax Revenue & Deficit stacked in $100 bills 5. The Washington Examiners Timothy P. Carney makes the astute point that rather than anti-business, Obama is anti-free market. The president is no champion of open markets and free competition. His idea of being friendly to business means more government subsidies and corporate-government cooperation, both of which are mother's milk to Immelt and Daley . the unhealthy collusion of Big Business and Big Government that has always been the essence of Obamanomics . Obama's kind of businessman: a banker who leverages his political connections for profit . The problem with Obamanomics is that it kills the very entrepreneurship that Obama is always touting. Immelt, Daley, and Obama's antipathy to free markets | WashingtonExaminer.com a. It should not be missed that with Obama, we have the intellectual descendants of those who worshipped Bismarcks Prussia or Mussolinis Ministry of Corporations the lodestar of enlightened economic policy .in a quest for the holy grail of government-business collaboration. Other members of the Corporatism Hall of Fame include Woodrow Wilson, FDR, and Hitler. What's this?? Our Leftist pals...the folks who decry corporatism....are planning to vote for corporatism??? Lordy, Lordy, Lordy..... Could that be why they say "Democrats: the candidates of the uninformed."