Skip to comments.Obama: ‘Google, Facebook Would Not Exist’ Without Government Funding
Posted on 04/16/2012 1:31:04 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg
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.
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And if it hadn’t been for his buddy Algore, who invented the Internet, these things would not have been possible or needed.
That’s fine for me. I hate the guts of both of them, mainly for thinking they’re so smart they always know what I need better than I do. Like the government. Coincidence?
Laptops/computers (and a whole lot of other things) would not exist if it were not for PETROLEUM OIL!!! Luddites!
maybe that’s why google stock is over 600$ a share
The only truth to his statement is that the U.S. MILITARY pioneered the internet, and the military is funded with tax dollars. Of course, it is a constitutional use of tax dollars so Obummer isn’t too happy about that.
Ubama would not exist without government funding, either.
Even the “lowly” housewife has accomplished more in one year than Obama has in his entire lifetime!
Obama is determined to make a jack-a** out of himself, again as he did in March. “Government investments”. Incredible.
“This president is completely irresponsible,” Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., told The Washington Examiner in a discussion of Obama’s budgetary policies. “He’s been in office three years. The problems that are facing us, that have us on the edge of the cliff — he’s avoided. It’s a cowardly thing to do as a world leader not to address the big problems . . . I really think it’s disgraceful.”
0bama would not exist without Communists, Muslims, Black Panthers and domestic terrorist bombers!
If Obama had been POTUS, there would BE no Google or Facebook : )
We might not have Google or Facebook. Okay. But we might have something better!
Sadly, he has a point there.
Too much of our business community has been Pavlov-trained to stand there with their hands out demanding Government Venture Capital before they’ll go ahead and take any risks.
I subscribe to our local Business Times, and virtually the entire thing is comprised of business “leaders” whining about “what is the government going to do for me today?” And editorials claiming that the economy will die if government does not keep on funding these schemes.
It is really making it hard to give a damn when government overreaches on regulation with the other hand.
Gotta call BS on this! Ham operators were using/researching packet switched networks and low level multiplexing when al bore’s interwebs were in the crawl stage. Yeah, DARPA set the stage, but the research was for the department of defense, not the double-plus-good fed.
Ask slick willy! His supposed economic prosperity was the direct result of Netscape’s successful IPO and the “dot com” boom (who laid the groundwork for that one?).
The “wrecked economy” zippy supposedly inherited? Direct result of the CRA and the over regulated banking industry that let bundled derivatives be traded.
He's evil, and he thinks we're stupid.
That’s tagline worthy.
Babies Would Not Exist Without Government Funding, and
Sunshine Would Not Exist Without Government Funding, and
Chicken Would Not Exist Without Government Funding.
Yes Obama is responsible for everything good, and Obama is NOT responsible for anything bad,
SO just DO whatever Obama says, blindly without thinking,
BECAUSE Obama ALWAYS knows best.
There. After the Idiot in Chief destroys the US economy I can get a job as a BHO speechwriter.
I recall something about Obama slashing basic research at NASA.