Justin Sullivan / Getty ImagesFormer Vice President Joe Biden, now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, speaks during a campaign event on Jan. 31, 2020, in Burlington, Iowa. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
During my twenty years in public office, I would regularly take batting practice on the hypocrisy of the business community.
Why, I would ask, do business interests regularly write checks to politicians who oppose job creators, while liberal special interests reject such game playing?
In private, a weak response was typically offered: We give because it gains us “access.” Phrased another way, business interests gave to anti-business politicians because they had become acclimated to the crumbs that fell if they fell from big labor’s table. I nevertheless screamed bloody murder on behalf of the entrepreneurs who refused to indulge such games — to little avail.
One unforgettable aspect of my crusade was the furious reaction of anti-business legislators to being exposed.
They hated being found