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.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...
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.
Further proof of government waste.
Whether or not this is actually true, I seriously would not shed a single tear if facebook or google did not exist.
Twisted explanations (nuanced, I guess) with every statement, for this one.
Has Obama done explaining his ‘profit and earnings ratio’ yet?
According to Obama/communist thinking, the next logical step is that gubmint OWNs google and facebook, shareholders be damned. His gubmint can take a cut anyway he wants, you peons should be glad of the leftover shavings and the generous president doesn’t take all.
The revenue Obama’s government continues to confiscate/suck off these two companies would not exist, either.
Obama is like the rooster who takes credit for the sunrise!
“I understand that all these extraordinary companies that are these enormous wealth-generators”
Everything always comes back to weath with this chump.
“I understand that all these extraordinary companies that are these enormous wealth-generators”
Everything always comes back to wealth with this chump.
... Obama ALWAYS knows best.
That would make a great family oriented show simular to Father Knows Best...extreme /s...Everyone lives in govenment assigned cubicals, lives on 800 calories a day, and noone is allowed to have more than two children (except Obama’s Daughters)
Indeed, this is all about liberals, because we very well know his face would not exist were it not for the US military and nuclear umbrella he is destroying.
In other words, each time Obama promotes something, watch his other hand destroy it in fact.
I believe facebook, google, yahoo, all of them ARE owned by the government.
Many of today’s technical marvels have their roots in the US space program, now virtually killed by Obama. Consider the I-Pad, would some government design bureau ever have created such a new innovation in technology? Why did Steve Jobs push for the I-Pad...the answer is quite simple...to make money. Imagine if computer development were in the hands of the government. Under government leadership in 2012 we would barely be beyond the Intel Pentium CPU, still be working in Windows 3.11 and the Internet would be a decade off.
Lordy! Did he invent the Internet, too?
Neither would the Federal deficit,ya doofus.
Does he really believe Government is the only entity that does R & D? I’ve met a lot of people that are shocked to hear I do it for a company.
I watched The Social Network. I do not recall the continuing presence of the benevolent government bueraucrats shepherding Mark Zuckerberg during the development of Facebook. Maybe I missed it?
JugEars would be nowhere without affirmative action to get into Columbia, Harvard and to get to be editor of the Harvard Law Review that he never wrote one article for. The man is a dunce except for a high IQ in political cunning and demagoguery racial and otherwise
He is so f**king stupid, its embarrassing.
I have to think that the folks who write the speeches don’t like him and he’s too stupid to do anything more than recite what is on the screen. They must have a great time making him look like a horses-ass.
And yet, he is the face of the most powerful country on earth. And we wonder why no one takes us seriously anymore.
Ah, but if the Bamster had had his way with the military budget thirty years ago, DARPA would have been cut and there would be no Internet.
In all likelihood he’s telling the truth and is accurate. However, what I think happened here is he is so stupid he just accidentally admitted something I know I and many others have thought for a long time...that Facebook is a CIA creation to build databases on everyone.
So I actually believe him when he says that, but think he’s so dumb he has no idea what he just admitted.
Following that logic, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Interstate Highway system are responsible for the success of Walt Disney World. DARPA may have made the initial research into the Internet, but the later developments were conducted by private industry.
Internet porn and viruses would not exist without government financing... < /sarc >
If the government subsidized the internet, we will all be still talking at 300baud over an AOL connected phone line.
To say nothing of the best (at the time) Web Search Engine AltaVista, predating Google by three years.
mmmmmmmm AltaVista! Back then, it was a complete meta-scrape of the internet. Faster, Higher, Louder!
And that cool mountain skyline.
I miss it. The current “yahoo-vista” is weak tea by comparison.
“I believe facebook, google, yahoo, all of them ARE owned by the government.”
They are certainly closely aligned with this administration. I guess being a tool of the Obama Administration is the same as “being owned”.
Obama is an idiot. He wants taxes but then disrespect those who pay them as they generate revenues that fund for the asset in need of protection... and he destroys them.
Guess what, no Google, nothing, no taxes, no government, period. Banana republic, here we come.
If the government announced they had spent taxpayer dollars creating a “social networking site” they could use to spy on it’s citizens many people, especially conservatives, would have pitched a bitch. But when it’s presented that some college kid “created” it in his dorm room and it’s for social networking only and he became a billionair, we not only all sign up, we sing the praises of capitalism and of Zuckerburg’s genious.
But, now we’re being spied on and we’re giving them the permission to do it. Go on FB and post some stuff the Government will view as a threat and see how long it is before you’re contacted by government agents. Watch PERSON OF INTEREST and visualize thousands of workers instead of just two.
Gotta’ go. Headin’ to the store....Runnin’ low on tin foil.
Al Gore invented the Internet. Logically then, none of these things would exist without government.
Al Gore + Internet = assbook
That’s my algorerithm
Obama: Google, Facebook Would Not Exist Without Government Funding'Technically' Barry is correct. Without the "Internet" those websites would not exist. And the Internet is like the 'great-great-great grandson' of 'ARPAnet' or aka: 'DARPAnet' (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency: www.darpa.mil/). But he's reeeeeally stretching it. More so than Al Gore claiming he invented the Internet by his voting for funding of the ARPAnet.
In fact it's more like saying that Charles Lindberg couldn't have soloed across the Atlantic, or United Airlines, Northwest, etc., would not exist without government funding because the FedGov bought some of the Wright brothers first airplanes. And then advanced aviation again during WWII with FedGov money.
FYI: DARPA is one of our most secret of secret agencies. Or used to be before the Internet became what it is now and everything is somewhere out in cyberspace waiting to be found. So now DARPA is out in the open like the other Agencies.
Interestedly (to me) DARPA also has their own little 'Security Agency' where Lethal Force is authorized for any breach. Their 'public' budget is zero as everything is funded under Black Ops. They likely run Area 51 and the other secret bases in the deserts around Area 51.
DARPA is not where you go for funding if you have an idea for a new battle/assault rifle. It's where you go if that idea is for an 'invisible rifle'. In short -- the really weird stuff.