Skip to comments.Obama: People Don't Get Rich on Their Own
Posted on 01/27/2012 8:52:24 AM PST by mandaladon
President Obama tells a college audience that people don't get rich on their own. Obama's point that without government and paying your fair share, ultimately the successful wouldn't be able to get where they are.
"We do not begrudge wealth in this country. I want everybody here to do well. We aspire to financial success, but we also understand that we're not successful just by ourselves," President Obama said at a campaign event in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Friday morning.
"We're successful because somebody started the University of Michigan. We're successful because somebody made an investment in all the federal research labs that created the internet. We're successful because we have an outstanding military that costs money. We're successful because somebody built roads and bridges. And laid broadband lines and these things didn't just happen on their own. And if we all understand that we've got to pay for this stuff, it makes sense for those of us who've done best to do our fair share and to try to pass off that bill on to somebody else, that's not right. That's not who we are," he said.
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This is a common new meme that they are pushing to young people. I see it a lot from that idiot Massachusetts lib female professor who is challenging Senator Brown.
Young minds full of mush eat this stuff up.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition of economic ignorance.
The RaceMarxist is blazing new, unexplored paths in utter fiscal and monetary, not to mention social, stupidity.
Nothing less than breathtaking.
The hell, you say! I had no idea!
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Karl Marx would be so proud of his little mimes.
I pay my fair share Mr. Prez. But everytime I look in to starting a business venture the details of regulations and taxes destroy the business before it ever starts.
More ass backward cargo cult thinking.
Things like roads and bridges do facilitate industry but they don’t drive it. There was a growing need for an interstate highway system, the interstate didn’t create the need.
Zero is speaking from personal experience...he wouldn’t be were he is without affirmative action and government handouts.
Geez, he’s just an out and out open communist now. Not even TRYING to hide it.
This is the type of BS Newt could squash like a bug.
Artists don;t paint a work of art alone. They have people who make the paint, the easel, the canvass, who pose, etc. etc.
But you know what Obama? Without the DAMN ARTIST, there is NO WORK OF ART!!!
He is so obtuse. I can’ believe the garbage that comes out of this idiot’s mouth.
His election was a perfect example of the dumbing down of America. Too many superbowls, reality shows, Star Dancing and watered down history courses.
Good Samaritans, huh Bari?
Obama is living proof that people don’t get stupid all on their own, it takes a liberal village to produce such an idiot.
He’s going full on Elizabeth Warren now.
I would like some Obama zombie to explain this to me: how is this not Socialism? And if it is, then why is it supposedly wrong to call Obozo a “Socialist”?
This is simple, create a cabinet level, Department Of Getting Rich Because Of The Government, staffed with a 1,000 bureaucrats paid at the maximum $172,000 dollar a year salaries and give it a 5 trillion dollar a year budget to throw money at... well... anything.
Utopia for all will be just around the corner.
An often forgotten fact is that the interstate system was built to speed up the transport of military materiel in the advent of war and had nothing to do with helping industry or the public. Same with the internet and information.
Using Obama and Elizabeth Warren’s convoluted logic “No one got rich on their own” nonsense, would prompt me to ask them why isn’t everyone rich then? If everyone benefits from these services, products, roads, bridges, etc, that you speak of, then why do have so many poor people?
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