Why is profit a bad word these days?

I’m sick to death of all of the media and politicians criticising businesses that made significant profits.

Do they not realise that it is these organisations that will drive the country out of recession?

Do they not realise that without profits, investments in new projects/ jobs etc will simply not happen?

More interestingly, do they not realise that it is the Profits on which Companies are taxed and not Revenue – so enough of the moaning about the amount of profits, let’s encourage our businesses to be the most successful that they can be, let’s celebrate success as opposed to decrying it.

I’m encouraged by the stance taken by Jeremy Warner in the Telegraph – please please will all journalist/ politicians start beating the success drum.