Why Do Leftists Eschew The Private Sector?
President Barack Obama in his first autobiography described his few scant months spent doing actual (private sector) work thus:
“Like (I was) a spy behind enemy lines....”And famously, recently uttered the unbelievable:
“If you’ve got a business - you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”And this President - with this perverse perspective - is too much of an economic Centrist for a whole host of other Leftists.
Leftists exact ever more punitive tax and regulatory policies to ramrod businesses into behaving “better.”
They appear to believe that starting and operating a successful business is easy, and a license to print money - which should then be redistributed. They want this money redistributed to the proletariat through government-mandated higher wages and benefits, and to the poor through higher taxes for government welfare programs.
No tax or regulatory price is too high - the private sector can easily absorb all of it and more, and carry on unabated.
Which raises the question: if it’s so easy to run a business on Leftist principles - why don’t Leftists do it? Why don’t they open up shop, incorporate all of their absurd notions - and bring the world ever closer to their Utopia?
The reason they don’t may be that they know the private sector is a hard slog, and they don’t have what it takes to make it happen.