Pourquoi la reprise économique aux États-Unis se fait toujours attendre ?  La réponse est plutôt simple: les businessmen ont peur de l’idéologie gauchiste de l’Administration Obama…

Stephen Wynn

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Stephen Wynn, CEO de Wynn Resorts (20 600 employés)

« And a lot of people don’t want to say that. They’ll say, God, don’t be attacking Obama. Well, this is Obama’s deal and it’s Obama that’s responsible for this fear in America. The guy keeps making speeches about redistribution and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don’t invest, their holding too much money. We haven’t heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists. Everybody’s afraid of the government and there’s no need soft peddling it, it’s the truth. »

George Buckley

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George Buckley, CEO de 3M (67 000 employés)

« We know what [Obama’s] instincts are — they are Robin Hood-esque. He is anti-business. There is a sense among companies that this is a difficult place to do business. It is about regulation, taxation, seemingly anti-business policies in Washington, attitudes towards science. Politicians forget that business has choice. We’re not indentured servants and we will do business where it’s good and friendly. If it’s hostile, incrementally, things will slip away. We’ve got a real choice between manufacturing in Canada and Mexico – which tend to be pro-business – or America. »

Jim McNerney

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Jim McNerney, CEO de Boeing (164 495 employés)

« Its action [Obama’s handpicked National Labor Relations Board’s] is a fundamental assault on the capitalist principles that have sustained America’s competitiveness since it became the world’s largest economy nearly 140 years ago. U.S. tax and regulatory policies already make it more attractive for many companies to build new manufacturing capacity overseas. »

Paul Otellini

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Paul Otellini, CEO d’Intel (82 500 employés)

« The next big thing will not be invented here. Jobs will not be created here. The U.S. legal environment has become so hostile to business that there is likely to be an inevitable erosion and shift of wealth, much like we’re seeing today in Europe–this is the bitter truth. I think this group does not understand what it takes to create jobs. And I think they’re flummoxed by their experiment in Keynesian economics not working. If our tax rate approached that of the rest of the world, corporations would have an incentive to invest here. But instead, it’s the second highest in the industrialized world. »

Bernie Marcus

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Bernie Marcus, co-fondateur d’Home Depot (321 000 employés)

« Home Depot would never have succeeded if we’d tried to start it today. Every day you see rules and regulations from a group of Washington bureaucrats who know nothing about running a business. With just ObamaCare by itself, you have a 2,000 page bill that’s probably going to end up being 150,000 pages of regulations. If we don’t lower spending and if we don’t deal with paying down the debt, we are going to have to raise taxes. Even brain-dead economists understand that when you raise taxes, you cost jobs. He’s [Obama] never really worked a day outside the political or legal area. He doesn’t understand the problems businesses face. »