On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Charles Payne, host of Fox Business’s “Making Money,” joins Senior Editor Chris Bedford to discuss woke capital, COVID-19 economic recovery, rising inflation risk, and why the U.S. is the best country to climb the economic ladder.
“You talk about not wanting to be American or wanting to be global and being afraid to be proud of your American roots, that’s one of the reasons I think we really have seen these corporations become so involved in as to take on conservative American values to the degree that they have over the last few years,” Payne said.
“You can take on conservatives because you know you can grow your business around the rest of the world a lot quicker,” Payne explained.
“It’s a stepping stone, the notion of stepping and moving up the ladder. And each rung bringing a different level notches of economic success but a certain pride and we can do that in this country better than anywhere else in the world,” Payne said.
“And I don’t care what kind of weird survey some leftists will show you, there’s no other country with better upward mobility than America. We just have to apply ourselves,” he said.
Wednesday, during an appearance on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) offered advice to corporate executives that have recently decided to get involved in politics and take up the left-of-center position on issues.
The Tennessee Republican lawmaker questioned the merits of the reasoning for CEOs taking up causes, including opposition to the Georgia Assembly’s efforts to shore up election integrity.
Her message to those CEOs: Stick to your knitting.
“What they’re doing is kind of a groupthink, if you will,” Blackburn said. “They’re getting on this bandwagon. They haven’t read the legislation. They completely misrepresented what was going on in Georgia. If my grandmother were around, she would look at them and say, ‘You need to be sticking to your knitting,’ because that is what she would say when somebody was talking about something they knew nothing about. And these CEOs need to realize — they are there to build value for their shareholders. They are there to fill a need in the marketplace, to produce a good or a service. And that’s where their focus needs to be, but to start making up things that are just not true about legislation — stick to their knitting.