AFP Denounces Political Attacks on Bain Capital
Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips issued the following statement today:
“The American people deserve a vigorous campaign of contrasts on the records of candidates and their policy proposals, not heavy-handed, populist tinged attacks on free enterprise. While Americans for Prosperity has never, and will not endorse candidates for office, we are disappointed to see attacks from some Republican presidential candidates on Mitt Romney and Bain Capital, which sink to the level of some of the worst anti-free market, class envy politics constantly pushed by the Obama Administration and those in the Occupy camps.
“Republican candidates who believe in the free market know better than to adopt the misguided and disingenuous tactics employed by those on the far left, which demonize successful entrepreneurs and stir up discontent to be used as a political tool.
“The American people want an honest and robust debate, not political gimmicks. We urge all presidential candidates – including President Obama – to stand down from this kind of divisive class-warfare rhetoric, and instead focus on offering their own unique solutions to get Americans working again, support free market enterprise, and restore confidence in the marketplace. Citizens of the United States are in the process of choosing their next President, and deserve the best, honest effort from each candidate.”