Business icon Steve Forbes on Sunday called President Obama anti-business, just days after he signed an extensive financial reform measure into law.
The president and CEO of Forbes Inc. said that Obama has wrongfully categorized the business community under the umbrella of excess.
“Well, the president clearly is [anti-business],” Forbes told Candy Crowley on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I mean you can take excesses and tar the whole business community, which is like taking election fraud and saying that’s why we shouldn’t have free elections.”
Forbes also said that recent negative reaction to the White House by the business community was completely warranted and that Obama wasn’t taking their concerns seriously. Forbes pushed to delay altering tax codes until at least two years had passed and the economy had a chance to bounce back on its own.
“They just think they’re a bunch of greedy crybabies, and the business community is reacting to that,” he said.
“If they took that healthcare bill, financial reform bill, suspended it for three years, left the tax code alone for two years, three years, you’d see this economy roar up and you’d see the stock market immediately go up 20 percent.”