7/16/12

"You didn't build that ..."

"If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen."

That's our president's view on small business owners.

His statement, as reported on FoxNews:

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen,” he said. “The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”

Is that just a case of political hoof-in-mouth disease running completely out of control, or does the man really believe that?

And the Internet thing ... was there an American business enterprise before the Internet? What does that mean, tied in like that?

Somebody invested ... he says.

Yes. That would be people like me. My retirement 'opportunity' rests on investments. But the investments are made with and in people who build business, and who make it work. People who put in those 16 hour days seven days a week to build a business, to create jobs, to take risks, to collectively create an economy that works.

The 'government' doesn't do that. From where does Obama think the government gets its money to do all these wonderful things?

I don't need a president who doesn't understand that, who, by his statements like that, demonstrates that he clearly is out of touch with reality.

It's equally really clear that it's time for a change.