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 ...
What a bloated egotistical idea of what government ought to be about.
Government is there to keep a minimum of order and defend the country. That’s it. Businesses and people do very well when government is competent at that.
The nanny is nagging at us about how much she’s needed. Go away nanny.
What an ignorant arse hole.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
let this guy keep talking. at this rate, romney may not have to open his mouth again.
That said, he's full of crap otherwise, because generation of a business takes a man or woman, a vision, bravery, and hard work. A business is NOT otherwise created by government, and it does NOT spontaneously arise.
So, Obama is maybe 2% right.... and 98% WRONG.
Buck you Ofama.
It’s beyond comprehension that this man is in charge of anything - much less our treasury and everything else he’s muscled his way into - now including the SCOTUS.
Can it get worse???? I’m afraid a second term would make his first term look conservative.
IIRC, the internet was developed by the military and then was further used by universities. It was only, relatively, recently that it was expanded to business and other uses.
“Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”...and who invented The Goverment, A..h..e.
Is this a satire article?
Well, if that’s what he believes, it explains all of his actions. All that (alleged) education and no wisdom.
Why is the entirety of his campaign speech on the White House web page?????
lol. the white house included shouted remarks from the adoring masses.
I wonder if they included the sex noises that they made later.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you, Mr. President!
THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. (Applause.)
It’s the classic leftist and Democrat schtick.
Obumbler channeling Isaac Newton (who has never heard of) is appalling. The correct quotation is “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
Obastard thinks the “giant” is government. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I think he’s back on blow. Have you seen his eyes lately? He’s riding the crazy train.
What a bunch of idolaters.
If Government is responsible for all success in this country then I guess they are also responsible for all failures too.
These people and Obama in particular really are in need of some padded room time. I’ve haven’t seen such a disconnect from reality in a very long time. At least I hadn’t prior to this crew getting into office with their myriad hangers-on.
Simple, whereever he made it, it became a government, not a political action, and therefore, not charged to him as a political expense.
This place has become the equal of Alice falling down the rabbit hole.
The Kenyan is just plain nuts.
Nobody has earned a damned thing. It is all stuff we don’t deserve to have. So .. naturally, it is his right to take it all from us.
(Gee, he must be off his teleprompter these days!?)
Obama isn’t even trying to win anymore. And his futile “scorched earth” campaign will be forgotten by this time next year.
Did they learn no lessons from watching Elizabeth Warren and her bulging neck veins?
What a stupid bastard. Everyone’s taxes paid for it.
“The Kenyan is just plain nuts.”
Yup, 25 amendment time.
What a maroon. I have yet to see government do anything for small business except stand in its way and demand taxes and maddening regulatory compliance.
damn ... all these years I thought Al Gore invented the Internet.
No, government created the internet to connect different research facilities and education institutions. Then they kept it to mostly to themselves for years. When they finally allowed commercial connections in 1995, the internet took off, to the point where most people believe the history of the internet only goes back to around 1995. The billions invested in internet hardware and software since 95 was due to the pursuit of profit.
And then, at MOST, maybe so graciously offer to cut a little bit of the huge mass of red tape it has set up.
I first read this here:
but glad you posted it with his statement as title because more people will see it this way!!
Possibly his most outrageous statement as president.
Which he doubtless regrets now as all those wires and routers just warm the basket case earth.
Since the very beginning of our Nation the most consistant enemy has been the Democrats.
-World War (two of them)
-Nuclear Weapons (two whole cities destroyed)
-Cold War (threatened the entire planet with destruction)
So far this century government has done the following
-Run up the most massive debt in world history (US)
-Three nuclear reactor meltdowns (Japan would not have reactors without government involvement)
Would the planet be better off without the obvious corrupt evil of human governance ?
And BTW, Emperor Zero. Government is doing everything it can to destroy my small business.
Yes, we exist and have thumbs and everything. If not for those facts we'd not exist nor have thumbs. Guess what? If no one harnessed electricity then we'd harness it now.
The only 2% in play is the 2% you've bought in to Zero's BS.
Okay, all you slackers. We’te going to be working for a few more hours this evening and we start at 7am on Monday.
Oh, and one of you REALLY needs to clean the employee bathroom.
The internet was originally the concept of scientists at various universities who had email and chat functions (kind of a crude intranet) on their universities’ computer and wanted to communicate and share data. The next step was DARPANET, developed by the Defense Advanced Projects Administration in northern Virginia. But it was essentially private enterprise that recognized the enormous commercial possibilities of connected computers and ran with it. If we had continued to wait for government to roll it out, we’d all still be on dialup AOL 2.0 and consider ourselves lucky. ONLY competition and the promise of some payoff stirs humans to strive and innovate.
Doubtless the title police will come along and say YOU SHOULDA PUT THAT IN BRACKETS or something similar.
“If youve got a business — you didnt build that.”
A short expression of Marxism. The collective owns everything including the efforts and aspirations of the individual. No wonder he sees nothing threatening about Hugo.
You can’t argue and reason with these people and their warped view of the world.. They need to removed from power in November.
Whew... This simple p.o.s. Ubama needs to go.
But of course as one of our friends points out, then the failures are owned by Nanny too. She’s a little shy about confessing that.
He’s always been given everything because he threatens people. He is Affirmative Action run amok.
I have two businesses. And yes, I built them both from the ground up. Obama sure didn’t have anything to do with either of them.
I put these businesses together with my blood sweat and tears and the support of my beautiful wife. I’ll be damned if I let some arrogant pr!ck in the White House destroy all that I’ve worked for over the years.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.