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Vanity | 07/22/2012 | Shery

Posted on 07/22/2012 1:14:00 PM PDT by Shery

Please excuse the vanity, but it’s about time someone wrote an open letter to president Obama and let him take some of the same rhetoric he’s been dishing out.

Okay, Mr. Obama, you say that if we started our own business, invested our own funds or got a business loan that obviously WE alone have to repay, that we did not do this alone. The government, or someone else, did something for us along the way. Tell me this. Since you seem to make such a big deal about this...no one going it alone, let’s ponder why you insist so strongly in this. If you are taking this opinion from your life experiences, and that is where many of our life’s opinions come from, I’d say that the reason you have sealed your real life from us is that this applies to your college transcripts and most of your life in general. You may not have even earned a college degree of any kind, let alone advanced degrees. You certainly did not get into college based on your own testimony that you were stoned much, if not most, of the time in HS and college. Few colleges accept students on the potential factor, especially Ivy League schools with a name to preserve. You might’ve been admitted to meet a racial quota, but it is my impression that grades still have SOME consideration.

Conservatives trying to run on a record as sparse as yours would be shown the door in short order, and laughed out of any consideration. You did play it smart by seeming to be able to open state-sealed documents on your opponents, something that would not be allowed to happen if you’d have been a Republican. You were handed a BUNCH of sweetheart deals that never seem to touch you in any way like they have your Chicago pals Rezko and Blagovitch. You seem to have a protector, someone who makes sure that NOTHING touches you beyond a few remarks made in public.

So, if this is what you base your opinion about entrepreneurs and business on, this being coddled and protected and moved on up the chain, we can sort of get that picture now. But it still does not apply to our lives. The rest of us not born into wealth have had to work hard to get what we have today. Americans have been a very idea-oriented culture, much of it stemming from having to overcome the odds to make a go of it. Not everyone is successful, and many who are wealthy today had many attempts at different ideas before they found their niche. Most of us openly give credit to those who helped us, but the way you said it implied that we owed the government something (big) for being successful, and if anything, the government regulations have been a stranglehold on the rest of our lives. So, your opinions ring hollow and unwelcome to those of us who work hard to make a life in this ever-challenging jungle of the workforce.

Respectfully submitted,

Shery


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics
KEYWORDS: business; government; life; opinion

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