When President Barack Obama made the statement that small business thrives when we all come together in support, the Romney campaign, FOX and the Right wingnuts edited his speech. They blasted contradictory lame-assed ads declaring that the president was “anti-business,” and of course, the Bankrupter-in-Chief asserted that “Obama’s betting against small-business success.” Oh, the irony!
Amid the onslaught of attacks, Former Costco CEO and co-founder Jim Sinegal expressed his support for the president’s policies (emphasis added):
You might be seeing some ads or hearing some folks say that President Obama doesn’t support small business owners. But he understands that small businesses grow and prosper because of individual initiative – because entrepreneurs like you and me do the hard work it takes, and we can’t do it alone.
Thanks to a strong nationwide transportation system and internal infrastructure, we’ve opened warehouses across the country and around the world.
President Obama is focused on creating an environment where small businesses can succeed, with the support of our government, our communities, and each other. That’s why he’s cut taxes for small business owners 18 times, and signed into law $200 billion in tax relief and incentives paid out over the past three years to encourage businesses to create jobs, invest, and grow. I’m proud to support him in this election.
In his high praise for President Obama, Sinegal did not forget to give Mitt Romney his due:
“Don’t let Mitt Romney’s misleading ads or false attacks tell you otherwise – President Obama’s support for small business owners is unwavering.”
The full text of Sinegal’s endorsement is available on the Obama website. These words carry more than a modicum of weight, since Costco, America’s second largest retailer, has the advantage of experiencing firsthand the large-scale impact of great infrastructure, transportation, consumer sentiment, consumer spending power, and the benefits of business-friendly government policies. Truth to power, Mr. Sinegal; truth to power! It seems the Dismantler & Outsourcer-in Chief needs a new line of attack.