Monday, June 21, 2010

NBC’s David Gregory: White House Rhetoric 'Anti-Business,' 'Could Really Discourage Businesses' in U.S.

[Credit where due:]

Wow, just wow. Never would have seen this one coming, but is one of the standard-bearers of the media elite recognizing the Obama administration's anti-business populist tone is inhibiting the U.S. economy?

On the June 18 broadcast of CNBC's "Squawk Box," NBC "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory was asked to respond to a June 18 New York Times article by David Sanger suggesting the Obama administration may be "overstepping" and discouraging business growth in the United States. Gregory told "Squawk Box" viewers that in his view they were and called it "a real problem."

"You all know it talking to business leaders every day and I do speak to business leaders quite often as well and I hear it time and time again that what you got at the administration are two problems.

One, you've got nobody in the inner sanctum of the President's advisers who has ever run a business - who have ever run a business. And that's a real problem. I think there's a level of recognition about that being a problem in the West Wing as well.

But the rhetoric and the policy substantively, a lot of people feel, is anti-business and getting to a point where it could really discourage businesses in the United States and certainly the multinationals working here as well..."



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