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."
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and I thought the Joker was only a cartoon figure in Batman.
What an a##hat.
“National Socialism, citizen, National Socialism:”
All real world socialism is national socialism, just as all real world capitalism is crony capitalism.
There is no easy path - history is tragedy, not comedy.
He's a Genius! No, that's not why the Internet was created, Mr. President. Pick up a book sometime; learn some history.
And government created the land so you could build houses and buildings...and government created the seas so you could fish and swim... and government created space so you could speak on cell phones.
The guy is so misinformed it’s bordering on ignorance. The internet was a way of passing text information across wires. It was not until Marc Andreeson created Mosaic that images could be passed. It was small business people and creative types who went to business and sold them on the concept of the internet as a communications vehicle - not Bill Clinton. American small business sees an invention and converts it into amazing things - corporations usually come along kicking and screaming and government moves so slow that if we waited for it to provide what Obama thinks it provides, we would all still be amazed at the new lightbulb thingy.
How would he know? He’s never run so much as a hotdog stand!!
He’s a tyrant and a fool.
I notice he is not using an example from his own administration.
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded here and there, now and then are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as “bad luck.”
- Robert Heinlein
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Trying to figure how the government made my father the success that he was. The only credit the government gets is to allow my father to become a citizen from his Displaced Person passport less status as a Holocaust survivor.
It was my dad who saw the kids going to UCLA and said, I want that too. And it was my dad, no government program, who went out and got three jobs to pay for college. He studied hard, helped coach the cricket team, went to med school, got his licenses, and hung out his own medical shingle. Where is the government in all this?
As much as I don’t like Mitt, I could never imagine him saying anything remotely close to this.
muawiyahah wrote” I hope you didn’t imagine there were American made incandescent lightbulbs.”
??????My son has worked for Osram for twenty five years. Up until the Government decreed that incandescent lighbulbs would be phased out; the factory made these little glass things I could have sworn were incandescent bulbs. Where did you say you’re from? ;)
spoken like someone who has never built anything, much less a business . . .
"If you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own."
"I'm always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something -- there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there."
"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. If youve got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."
My jaw is still on the floor. This is like a scene out of Atlas Shrugged.
This comes from the one who took over GM, poured our tax dollars into it so they could create jobs in Mexico.
Many business owners refuse to hire until after the election (if at all...).
He's up a crik without a paddle.
In the 1960’s, my father gambled everything he had on starting his own excavation/construction business. We have had up to 100 employees and right now are down to about 30. When we were kids, we weren’t sure what our dad looked like with a clean face & he always smelled like diesel. He is past his mid 70’s now and has Parkinson’s & still wants to run a dozer, but can’t anymore. The government didn’t have a damn thing to do with his success, but it just might cause the business to close if we have a few more years like those BHO has handed us. Son of a bitch.
I can’t believe that this is happening in this country. This is the kind of stuff the socialists used to whisper to each other about around the water cooler, now they’re shoving it front and center in people’s faces.
If you start a business and it fails, well hell, it was all on you, if you start a business and it succeeds...”you didn’t do it by yourself and couldn’t have without the government pulling you by the britches.”
I’m pretty disgusted.
If I recall correctly, the first image online was the moonrocks. It took ages to load. That might be due to the fact that a lot of people really wanted to see this image of moonrocks.
I’m sorry but how has some guy sitting on his porch waiting for his welfare check or his 99th week of unemployment benefits helped the rich become rich ?
How have unions that parasitize entire industries helped business owners ?
Did the billions sent to Solyndra and other green companies that were already destined to fail help anyone succeed other than democrat politicians ?
These are the things the 5 Trillion in debt Obama has run up have been spent on. Buying votes with welfare benefits and union bribes. Guranteeing campaign cash by funnelling our taxes to big contributors and unions.
This is what Obama wants to steal more tax dollars for, not for things that help people succeed. These tax dollars are to promote the very things that make sure it’s impossible to get ahead in this country.
What this prick said really means that the fruits of your labor doesn’t belong to you, it belongs to society and if you are permitted to even enjoy a small portion, it is considered a gift from society. This shows their big ego and so-called self importance and they think they are smarter and know better than us ordinary folks.
This kind of brings back a time when I worked for a liberal manager in my old company and similar M.O. One thing I remember is when I took my vacation, that manager considered it a privilege to take it and made sure I knew it was a privilege such as requiring me to leave contact information and being required to return ASAP if so demanded. Of course this manager was so full of himself. Also when it came time for the company to encourage to give money to the United Way, I refused to give of course and he even mentioned that the money I earned was considered a gift and he told me I should be required to give some of my hard earned money to UW. I refused and he even brought up that he wouldn’t get a bonus unless there was 100 % participation.
Recently? Like, twenty years ago?
“If youve got a business — you didnt build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
This is very much a Marxian analysis.
To Marx and Engels and their followers the salient feature of business ownership is exploitation.
Management and entrepreneurship are treated with disdain, and the existence of businesses and capital are taken for granted.
Capital employed by business firms is merely the embodiment of past exploited labor.
Where Marx claimed that capital owed its existence to unpaid labor, Obama extends the analysis to contend that government activities are also a form of this unpaid labor exploited by business firms in a capitalist system.
It is quite amazing to see Marxian economic analysis, which has been thoroughly debunked in mainstream economics and discredited worldwide except for a few backwaters like North Korea and Cuba, find a home in the White House of the United States of America.
I refused to give to the United Way too.
I told my boss I was earning my keep and once they paid me it became my money.
I told her there were other causes which I felt were worth my charitable giving and it wasn’t anyone’s business who I gave to.
Don’t diss the all knowing all wise great provider.
Without big government we would still be living in caves eating roots and leaves.
I done built a business Obama self...
The logical extension of the government-as-technology-provider was, of course, the Soviet Union.
I have no doubt that Obama is completely ignorant of what a hollow failure the Soviet Union was at government centrally-planned technological development notwithstanding the vast diversion of resources they poured into it.
It may be that Obama mourns the demise of the Soviet Union even more than Putin.
If this sort of idiocy doesn’t doom Obama’s re-election hopes in November I don’t know what would.
Well in this case it was somebody else’s pearl!
I know what you mean, the folks who slave over their hot keyboards to produce fancy HTML to show the world just how wonderful their bons mots are. Pretentious as hell.
Pres. Obama: If you’re in the White House, you didn’t do that. Somebody else made that happen.
The only business Obama has helped is the Grievance Industry.
And he’s singlehandedly made the Democrat Party into the Total Pity Party.
He obviously was a greenneck.
I’ve heard several economists advance the idea lately that to make any economic transaction work you have to provide something that the other party wants or needs - in other words you can be a success only if you make someone else happy - that’s when he will be willing to part with his money or other valuables to compensate you for what you provide him - it’s ironic that Obama wants to credit government, which gets money from its citizens only through coersive measures such as the tax laws, with making people’s lives so much better when in fact most want less, not more, government......
I have had this discussion countless times with liberals, and they really do think like this.
So, if I can this here rock, for cash money, government did that?
What we have in 0bama is the Muslim Marxist and Kenyan Commodus Americana.
Unbelievable. A lot of these negative ads are his, and I'm stuck watching the darn things, at least for so many seconds, on multiple Youtube videos.
True, the internet basically expanded from DARPA. But government didn't supply the ideas for the businesses that have been created to complement the 'message board' that began as DARPA.
Many businesses are created as the opposite of something already there, or to provide an adjunct to an existing business. Doesn't mean the original business provided any of the capital to start the subsequent businesses, it only provided that spark of imagination for them.
He’s projecting based on his own life.
All his life he’s gotten everything without having to work for it. He has no understanding of what it takes to start and build a business.
He’s right, sort of.. Without the Globalists or the U.N., 0bama and his past would not have been invented.
Oh never mind. It isn’t nice.
..... Therefore ..... under the logic of this intellectual giant ..... all we need is ..... more ...... many more people without businesses to create wealth!!! ....
I shudder to think what other nuggets of logic this leader of the entire free world thinks ....... I shudder :-(
Similar thoughts as the rest of you. . First thought was, "Is this really true, He Really said that?" Second was, "It's right out of an Ayn Rand novel." In fact I hope they incorporate it in the script of the Atlas Shrugged II movie. . Then I thought, "Has Obama ever held a job in the private sector?" I really wonder about that.
Does he have the first clue of how a business works? He obviously is such a hard core Marxist that I bet he has never 'experienced' the trials and tribulations of American business. . Never done payroll, never sweated the bottom line, never hired, fired, put up with the burdensome rules and regulations and paid the tax burden.
I assume someone taped this debacle. The RNC just needs to play the salient clips 24/7 on TV ads and the election is won by the Republican nominee.
Could Obama really run a lemonade stand and make it profitable? . . and then would he 'redistribute' the profits 'to each according to his/her need?'
Obama is a true product of progressive/Marxist/communist indoctrination. He really believes this stuff. The independent electorate needs to understand what a dire threat he is to our Sacred Republic.
This person nailed it: "The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."
The above translated into English from an article appearing in the Czech Republic as published in the Prager Zeitung of 28 April 2010.
“And I have to tell you that the privilege of being your President is something that I thank God for every single day.”
Because he doesn’t do anything!
The tie-in between the 2nd and 3rd sentence is easy to miss amongst the rest of his dreck. He tried to sound as if he believes government doesn't have a role to play in every "problem" and yet the follow-on sentence gives the lie to the foregoing one. Breathtakingly disingenuous phrasing.
If you become the douchebag president of the Untied States, you didn’t just make that country...