Yes, you don’t make massive macroeconomic policy decisions without affecting the economy and everyone involved with the economy, including major corporations. You don’t operate a government that manages hundreds of billions of dollars in government contracts without affecting anyone who holds investments. Again, this has been true of every president ever. It’s a trivial observation, and it’s a consequence of operating within a market economy. Are Republicans planning on eliminating all government contracts (including defense contracts, contracts with coal/oil companies, etc.)? No. In fact, the GOP couldn’t even pass the Congressional insider trading bill without gutting it. And honestly, compared to the billions that Bush gave to contractors to “construct” defective infrastructure in Iraq, Solyndra is nothing. And on that note, investment firms didn’t enrich themselves by investing in failed companies. Rather, they “suffered a loss on their investment,” which is what happens when you give money to a company that fails… unless, like Romney’s Bain Capital, you manage to secure government bailouts. As for “the media not holding Obama accountable,” please… the U.S. media narrative is driven heavily by “the controversy cycle” of Fox News and right-wing blogs like Drudge Report. They love scandal, scandal attracts viewers and higher ratings, higher ratings attract profit, and as such, they’ve pounced on every faint whiff of Obama scandal like a pack of wild dogs. Unfortunately for them, Obama has given them virtually nothing to gnaw on, and if there were something to gnaw on, we would be seeing nonstop investigations from the GOP House like we saw in the Clinton administration. Instead, all Issa and his ilk can muster is a bunch of blatantly hypocritical rhetoric like this ad.