Skip to comments.Obama: "If youíve got a business -- you didnít build that. Somebody else made that happen."
Posted on 07/14/2012 3:17:41 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
Excerpt from the socialist-in-chief speech yesterday in Virginia:
"If youve got a business -- you didnt build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didnt get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet."
(Excerpt) Read more at whitehouse.gov ...
I've seen this type of crackpot thinking throughout the leftist blogosphere and among some hard left politicians.
You couldn't create a business and get rich without government infrastructure, without workers to hire without the military protecting you ---> therefore all your success is a product of the collective and none of it belongs to you.
There's one serious flaw in this argument. How come, if we all have the "blessings" of government, ...we all have roads, we all live among other people we can hire as workers, the military protects everyone etc. , why then isn't EVERYONE rich?
Because he never acomplished anything on his own initiative, he can’t conceive of anyone starting a business on his own and making a success. Everything Obama has accomplished has been with the help of the white man. Wm Ayers, George Soros to name two. Elite schools gave him a break and let him in even though he wasn’t qualified. Affirmative action got us Obama. I think it’s time to reassess affirmative action. We have made a horrible mistake. A color blind society that MLK envisioned has been replaced and Obama was elected precisely because he was black and the white libs wanted to prove they weren’t prejudiced. Now we have the most radical president in our nation’s history.
Two percent is not enough to register a blip on a written test. It's certainly no where near passing. Furthermore, that two percent is nearly by accident. It's like he heard the Newton quote once. I give the 2% for the truth in the Newton quote, however malformed it is.
The other 98%, the part he's wrong, is because he attributes the Newton quote ("If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants") to government, not to the achievements of other historial humans.
He is 100% wrong. Public roads, utilities, etc., create an infrastructure with an equal opportunity to build a business but in no way does a business spontaneously arise from that infrastructure.
So, for every time you hear him open his mouth and say something, just yell out, “YOU LIE.”
See my 104, and I also think I mentioned your ‘spontanteous creation’ point.
When my wife was pregnant with our second child, and I lost my 'secure' job with a big company, we decided to take the enormous risk of starting our own little business. When we went to Uncle Sam to ask for a micro loan to help us get started, they told us to get lost.
Five years later, we had half a dozen, highly paid, full time employees, and had achieved a solidly middle-class lifestyle.
Gee, Barry. How on earth did that happen? Well, I worked my tookis off for the first two years, all by myself, until we grew enough to afford a helper, then I kept on working my butt off, until I grew it big enough to call it a business, ya moron.
Yeah... and there are people right here on the FR that post that they would prefer 0dumbo over mittens.
I don't care who you are, that's stupid right there. Mittens is not my choice by a longshot - but damn sure he's a good bit better than the marxist.
This is his pathetic effort to rationalize the fact that he and his beard of a spouse have had the way paved for them by government programs that handicap the success of others. He and THe First Beard have jumped over others that were imminently more qualified. I would love to see their SAT scores and transcripts. I know they suck.
The Robespierre wing of the party.
Mr. Obama, did you earn your degree or did the government give that to you?
I think he and Linus sit around at Halloween and wait for the Great Pumpkin.
They were marketed mostly by GE, Philips and Sylvania.
GE doesn't pay taxes, and Sylvania is really Osram Sylvania and that's part of Siemens. Then, there's Philips ~ one of those Anglo-Dutch things.
When it comes to lightbulb advertisements they show their Chinese bulbs.
The used to show their Chinese bulbs too.
I hope you didn't imagine there were American made incandescent lightbulbs.
The mittbots got the nomination for the guy most likely to lose to obama. They are projecting.
This one ranks right up there, but, I think the pasture paddy goes to calling tax cuts for the rich is spending.
Romney is an idiot he should just keep is mouth shut let Obomination stand on his own.
Go back to your fascinating discourse on imported light bulbs.
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