The answer is simple. It is because that is how he believes business works. Who can blame him? He had no substantive experience in the private sector. His career is rooted in the rotten cesspool of Chicago politics, where pay-to-play is the order of the day. He simply doesn’t know any other way to operate. Do a dirty deal and hide it from public scrutiny: isn’t that how business operates? At least in Obama’s mind, that’s how it goes down.