Off teleprompter, Obama reveals his anti-business bias

Interesting article by Neil Munro in the Daily Caller about Obama's ad-libs during his teleprompter speeches that show far more clearly his anti-business, anti-free market bias than his prepared remarks would indicate:

At a Jan. 11 event in the White House where Obama's published speech praised businesses for hiring American workers, for example, he departed from his prepared script to toughen his demands for business to cooperate with his political goals.

The teleprompter text, distributed to reporters, included a quote from former Intel CEO Andy Grove, which explained the moral obligation he felt towards the United Sates after his 1956 escape from communism.

The script used Grove's quote to set up the speech's political punchline.

A moral obligation "is part of the responsibility that comes with being a leader in America. ... That's a responsibility we should all live up to," the text read.

But Obama went in his own direction during his delivery, converting the "should" recommendation into a directive.

"That's a responsibility that we all have to live up to," said the president.

Obama's demands that the commercial sector's purposes be subordinated to government priorities - even outside the law - have brought increasing complaints from GOP legislators and free-market advocates about "crony capitalism."

Munro gives some other examples that are even more egregiously hostile to private enterprise. The president just can't seem to help himself whenever he goes off the script.

And Obama wonders why the business community is mad at him?

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky



Interesting article by Neil Munro in the Daily Caller about Obama's ad-libs during his teleprompter speeches that show far more clearly his anti-business, anti-free market bias than his prepared remarks would indicate:

At a Jan. 11 event in the White House where Obama's published speech praised businesses for hiring American workers, for example, he departed from his prepared script to toughen his demands for business to cooperate with his political goals.

The teleprompter text, distributed to reporters, included a quote from former Intel CEO Andy Grove, which explained the moral obligation he felt towards the United Sates after his 1956 escape from communism.

The script used Grove's quote to set up the speech's political punchline.

A moral obligation "is part of the responsibility that comes with being a leader in America. ... That's a responsibility we should all live up to," the text read.

But Obama went in his own direction during his delivery, converting the "should" recommendation into a directive.

"That's a responsibility that we all have to live up to," said the president.

Obama's demands that the commercial sector's purposes be subordinated to government priorities - even outside the law - have brought increasing complaints from GOP legislators and free-market advocates about "crony capitalism."

Munro gives some other examples that are even more egregiously hostile to private enterprise. The president just can't seem to help himself whenever he goes off the script.

And Obama wonders why the business community is mad at him?

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky



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