Skip to comments.Obama: ‘Google, Facebook Would Not Exist’ Without Government Funding
Posted on 04/06/2012 7:07:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(CNSNews.com) President Barack Obama insisted Thursday that without government spending, Google, Facebook would not exist.
Obama made the remark at a campaign fundraiser while criticizing the budget passed by House Republicans. Obama said the Rep. Paul Ryans budget would, among other things, cut funding for research.
I believe in investing in basic research and science because I understand that all these extraordinary companies that are these enormous wealth-generators -- many of them would have never been there; Google, Facebook would not exist, had it not been for investments that we made as a country in basic science and research, Obama said. I understand that makes us all better off.
Obama said Ryans budget would gut an advanced, responsible society.
I gave a speech on Tuesday about the congressional budget thats been proposed by the Republicans in the House of Representatives -- a budget that Gov. Romney, who is the frontrunner on the Republican side, has embraced -- said the budget was marvelous.
But Obama said the vision portrayed by the Ryan budget is of an America where everybody is fending for themselves, a few are doing very well at the top, and everybody else is struggling to get by.
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The bastards will not leave us alone...and according to Drudge, they plan to throw an "A-rab spring"....well...this spring....take us out, don't you know.
shhhhhhhh...I ain't going....
Yeah, but Jim.....donchaknow you wouldn’t have FR if it wasn’t for the government? Why, you owe your very existence to them....and now, by proxy, to Obama. You need a shrine to him in your house, I think. Burn a little incense, etc.
Obama is the antichrist.
More than likely.
Add to that employers monitoring of one’s Facebook and Twitter posts.
I have tried and tried to stress to my kids how important it is to not leave a footprint that can be used against you.
Actually, .gov DID pay for it. It was called the ARPANET.
I bet the VC’s that backed these firms are happy to know that their money WASN’T needed - and that the companies WERE REALLY being funded by Obama ...
Can’t Obama EVER go more than 24 hours WITHOUT blatantly LYING to the American Public ???
Which government agency funded Facebook? Which one funded Google?
Then we only have 15 more weeks to endure him.(If you believe the futurist interpretation of Revelation, that is.)
Umm ... Yeah. It was originally conceived to connect educational and research institutions together. BUT, then [as it grew], it became commercialized ...
So, private money built the national fiber optic routes, the MAEs, the collocation hotels, etc. How many BILLIONS of dollars did this cost - WHERE was the government then?
AND, when Google and Facebook were starting up - did they get grant money or Obamacash ??? HELL NO !!!
It was VC money that fed these bulldawgs ...
The government paid for it with OUR money... that was my point.
Umm ... Yeah. It was originally conceived to connect educational and research institutions together. BUT, then [as it grew], it became commercialized
Why is this government's fault?
Well, of course the internet wouldn’t exist without Al Gore. And metatags.
I’m not here to argue why Obama is the best thing since sliced bread.
There are legitimate times when .gov $ help to further scientific advances. Where no private enterprise has the capital.
Need I point you toward all the neat things that grew out of the space program?
He’s right since it was a joint effort of the government, private commerical interests and educational institutions to build a survivable communcations network that became the internet. Without the internet neither Facebook or Google would exist. We all know of course that Al Gore developed the internet.
Impossible for me to understand this law professor.
Obama is a pathological liar.
an advanced, responsible society. LOL
An advanced, responsible society is one that actually has JOBS and REAL leadership.
Go back to your ghetto and preach, you filthy racist bastard son of a communist whore.
Granted, people like Vint Cerf and Steve Crocker [with both of whom I have worked] were funded by the government to develop the method of peer-peer communication between computers - this was just a MINISCULE part of what we know as the Internet today ...