The Wall Street Journal recently reported that “Populist Tone Rankles America’s Executives.”
Apparently the CEOs and board members of big American companies are “increasingly frustrated” by the anti-business rhetoric of both parties, and concerned such sentiments might translate into meaningful public policy change after the election.
“The precipitousness of the political debate is a little scary right now,” Boeing CEO Jim McNerney told The Wall Street Journal. General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt informed investors that relations between government and big business is “the worst I have ever seen.”
Former Republican U.S. Senator Judd Gregg, currently a board member of the Honeywell, complained that the GOP has “been captured by a large number of people who basically do not like big.”