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Obama: I Defy You To Believe What I Said About Business
Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | David Limbaugh

Posted on 07/27/2012 4:43:03 AM PDT by Kaslin

Obama's desperate protests that his anti-business rant was taken out of context are betrayed both by that very context and because they are a part of a piece -- just one more component of his war against the American entrepreneurial spirit.

He would have us believe that his words "you didn't build that" referred to roads and bridges and not businesses.

Given his accompanying statements -- "you didn't get there on your own," etc. -- that is an absurd construction. But even if that's what he meant, why would he have felt compelled to point out that businesses don't succeed without access to roads and bridges? Do roads and bridges not connect the population to failed businesses?

Why would any American president be inclined to think or talk this way? Of course governments -- funded by individual and business revenues, by the way -- build the roads and bridges, to successful and failed businesses.

But why isn't Obama moved instead to echo the words of past presidents, who championed small businesses, such as those showcased in Sen. Scott Brown's campaign ad?

Can anyone imagine Obama, on or off prompter and not under duress, saying the following words, which were said by President Lyndon Baines Johnson? "I am so proud of our system of government, of our system of free enterprise, where our incentive system and our men who head our big industries are willing to get up at daylight and work till midnight to offer employment and create new jobs for people."

Can you picture Obama, like Ronald Reagan, praising American small businesses as heroes for feeding "a hungry world and keep(ing) our families warm while they invest in the future to build a better America"?

Obama is way too busy criticizing capitalism and the free market for any number of sins that exist only in his mind. Obama can't possibly champion as heroes those whom he believes have so unfairly exploited a system at the expense of a victim class.

Obama hasn't only attacked small businesses; his war against Americana is much more wide-sweeping. He has embarked on an unmistakable course to reward sloth, dependency and covetousness and punish hard work and achievement. He has stood on its head the old adage that it is better to teach a man to fish than to give him fish.

Nor has he fostered a climate of voluntary Christian charity. He hasn't even encouraged fishermen to give their fish to others. He doesn't want them to do it on their own. He insists on government's taxing and regulating the fishermen and their fishing poles -- not to mention a surtax for crossing the roads and bridges leading to their fishing ponds -- and impounding their fish for redistribution to those he is discouraging from even visiting the pond, much less grabbing a pole.

For example, there was a bipartisan consensus that the 1996 welfare reform measures were overwhelmingly successful, reducing the number of people on welfare, illegitimacy and poverty, especially among minorities. The reforms were helping people regain their dignity and self-sufficiency, but Obama simply couldn't tolerate it, so he unilaterally and lawlessly removed the work requirement in the law.

Why? Does he want fewer people supporting themselves? In his term, the number of people not paying income taxes has greatly increased. He is incentivizing states to expand, as opposed to reduce, their food stamp programs. He has insisted on extending unemployment benefits, despite evidence showing that such extensions increase, rather than decrease, unemployment.

In addition, Obama vilifies the so-called wealthy and uses his bully pulpit to deceive Americans into believing they are not paying their fair share, when they pay staggeringly more taxes than all other income groups. In stumping for the "Buffett rule" and higher taxes and more burdensome regulations, he has led Americans to believe that millionaires and billionaires are paying less than their secretaries -- an out and out lie.

He has attacked corporations and their executives, suggesting they are impersonal, malicious, profit-sucking entities that exist to exploit people and prey on the poor.

Indeed, if it weren't so obvious that Obama is contemptuous of the free enterprise system and longs for some utopian workers paradise where equality of outcome is guaranteed instead of equality of opportunity, he wouldn't have to spend so much time pleading he is a fierce advocate of the market.

Obama doesn't have to fool all the people all the time -- just enough to win the swing states. If you can believe that Obama was truly against same-sex marriage when he said he was, that he is for an "all of the above" energy policy, that Obamacare won't come between patients and their doctors and will decrease costs, or that Obama has been the most frugal president in the past 60 years, I could sell you any bridge (or road), and I suppose you can believe he isn't the enem


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1 posted on 07/27/2012 4:43:07 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
RE :”Obama doesn't have to fool all the people all the time — just enough to win the swing states. If you can believe that Obama was truly against same-sex marriage when he said he was, that he is for an “all of the above” energy policy, that Obamacare won't come between patients and their doctors and will decrease costs, or that Obama has been the most frugal president in the past 60 years, I could sell you any bridge (or road), and I suppose you can believe he isn't the enemy of American businesses.

Best part of writing.

2 posted on 07/27/2012 4:48:58 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obam-ney Care ))
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To: Kaslin

Great article!


3 posted on 07/27/2012 4:49:50 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: Kaslin

“Anit-American” needs to be stamped on Obama’s forehead. And many Liberals too!


4 posted on 07/27/2012 4:51:04 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Kaslin
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall......
5 posted on 07/27/2012 4:54:17 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Kaslin

I’m all talked out, I’m ready to vote


6 posted on 07/27/2012 4:54:25 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Kaslin

The only antidote he has to this is to gush about the free market system and give long talks about how the pilgrims and later the pioneers started with nothing and created wealth, and that the government has was and always is formed on the back of the private wealth producers. He is not capable of giving those kind of speeches. In this area he is programmed to stay true to his beliefs. It is about the only area the guy cannot spin a lie for his own benefit (Thank goodness). All he can do is protest that he is being treated unfairly.


7 posted on 07/27/2012 4:55:24 AM PDT by BRL
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To: Kaslin

Obama is but a symptom, the visible pustule, of the progressive cancer killing America.

He and all his progressive kind must be purged from the body politic. They must be starved into helplessness and never again be allowed to function in a meaningful manner.

Go along get along is not adequate. Simple defeat is not adequate. Through cleansing and purge is required to assure they do not rise from the ashes


8 posted on 07/27/2012 4:58:03 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Kaslin

He’s wrong either way he wants to explain it.

Yes, people who built businesses DID build the roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

1. Commerce - Commerce came first, before the infrastructure. Infrastructure was the result of commerce. Roads were built because goods needs to be moved.

2. Tax Money - The top 1% earners pay 40% of all tax revenue? They are certainly funding most of the infrastructure their businesses demand.


9 posted on 07/27/2012 4:58:23 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: bert

When he’s in a hole, why doesn’t he stop digging?


10 posted on 07/27/2012 4:59:28 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Guilty but not prosecuted? Sounds like a liberal to me.)
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To: freebird5850
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11 posted on 07/27/2012 5:03:50 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Kaslin
This is a much easier argument than the “chicken or the egg”.

Commerce came before infrastructure. Infrastructure was a result of commerce.

When people settled this country they had no infrastructure but that did not stop them. They went to work. People, entrepreneurs invented and developed things like electricity and combustion engines to support and grow infrastructure.

The guy has no clue how money is made and he has no clue about the capitalist spirit that grew this country.

12 posted on 07/27/2012 5:05:52 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: BRL
The ‘pilgrims’ came here to evade the kind of government “O” thinks is good for us.

What colonists and later LEGAL immigrants succeeded in creating was done at first WITHOUT and later INS SPITE of government!

The Crown was the first impediment colonists had to throw off in order to succeed. Now Americans have another obstacle to their success and they have to struggle against THEIR OWN equally oppressive and rapacious system.!

Abused children STILL love their abusing parent.... it is going to be difficult for Americans to stand up to ‘government’ as it has become over so long a history of 'benefit' to citizens. The tally sheet has become unbalanced.... the costs far outweigh the actual benefits!

13 posted on 07/27/2012 5:05:52 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: freebird5850

——When he’s in a hole, why doesn’t he stop digging?-—

He has been deeply wounded by truth. He has been challenged to the depths of his soul. Never has he been so strongly reprimanded. Ever.

His buttons have been pushed and there is now no end to the getting under his skin. He has multitudes under his skin crawling around at will.

He is powerless to resist the urges to lash out with lies to stop the torment


14 posted on 07/27/2012 5:10:08 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: ronnie raygun

I agree with you, November 6 can not come soon enough


15 posted on 07/27/2012 5:13:30 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Actually, I defy anyone to believe *anything* you say, Zero..


16 posted on 07/27/2012 5:18:14 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama Kills))
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To: SMARTY
“The Crown was the first impediment colonists had to throw off in order to succeed.”

For many years the first Americans in the colonies were forbidden from making metal tools of any kind. They could only be purchased from England and were very expensive.

17 posted on 07/27/2012 5:24:20 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Kaslin
Of course governments -- funded by individual and business revenues, by the way -- build the roads and bridges, to successful and failed businesses.

I cringe every time I see this statement, even from David's brother, without them taking it to its obvious conclusion. Yes, government provides the funding to build roads and bridges through funds taken from individuals and businesses. But those funds go right back to the private sector because its business that does the building through government contracts. Government doesn't build anything. Well, of course there's the Corps of Engineers...

18 posted on 07/27/2012 5:33:32 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Beagle8U
“...colonies were forbidden from making metal tools of any kind. They could only be purchased from England and were very expensive.”

These are textbook definitions of 'Communism' and 'oppressive government' and a real blueprint for failure. How can any nation hope for prosperity and social stability if the government sits on them and stifles their potential/

19 posted on 07/27/2012 5:36:31 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: sickoflibs

Barry’s statement looks even worse in context.


20 posted on 07/27/2012 5:45:15 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Kaslin
Given his accompanying statements -- "you didn't get there on your own," etc. -- that is an absurd construction. But even if that's what he meant, why would he have felt compelled to point out that businesses don't succeed without access to roads and bridges? Do roads and bridges not connect the population to failed businesses?

And those bridges and roads were built by private companies funded by the TAXPAYERS the government collected the taxes
21 posted on 07/27/2012 5:48:43 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Kaslin

Obama knows what he’s doing...he’s appealing to the ignorati...the tens of millions of dopes who know all the latest entertainment idols but couldn’t tell you the name of their congressman or woman. He’s hoping there’s a lot more ignoramuses out there than intelligent voters. Four years ago he was right.


22 posted on 07/27/2012 5:53:10 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: uncbob

Minus the HUGE overhead known as the government.

I think I heard they send out 50-60 cents of every dollar they skim off the productive class.


23 posted on 07/27/2012 5:54:53 AM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: Kaslin

What Obama meant to say was “The Collective built your business therefore the Collective owns it. For now we will allow you to run it, but we will tell you how to run it, what kind of insurance to carry and what kind of regulations to follow. For our great help in making your business profitable, we will take a good portion of those profits to build other businesses.”


24 posted on 07/27/2012 5:59:17 AM PDT by Starstruck (Only the wealthy and the poor can afford socialism)
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To: Kaslin
Obama's desperate protests that his anti-business rant was taken out of context

Translated: pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. . . .

25 posted on 07/27/2012 5:59:52 AM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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26 posted on 07/27/2012 6:03:23 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Kaslin

The jig is up.


27 posted on 07/27/2012 6:24:29 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Kaslin

28 posted on 07/27/2012 6:30:00 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Pay no attention to that communist behind the curtain!”


29 posted on 07/27/2012 6:38:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: bert

Purge progressive parasites - kinda catchy. That’s my new tag line.


30 posted on 07/27/2012 6:40:02 AM PDT by shove_it (purge progressive parasites)
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To: Kaslin

President Context



31 posted on 07/27/2012 7:04:13 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Kaslin

Bump


32 posted on 07/27/2012 7:13:50 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: Kaslin

“Why would any American president be inclined to think or talk this way?”

Uh, because he’s not AMERICAN.


33 posted on 07/27/2012 7:28:14 AM PDT by Artie
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To: Kaslin
"Obama doesn't have to fool all the people all the time -- just enough to win the swing states"

Considering the real swing states are those I have listed below, then he couldn't have picked a worse meme to campaign on.

34 posted on 07/27/2012 7:50:41 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV)
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To: Kaslin
"I could sell you any bridge (or road)"

"You, you didn't build that!"

35 posted on 07/27/2012 7:51:50 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV)
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To: Kaslin
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36 posted on 07/27/2012 8:10:18 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Kaslin

Shut up “No Drama Obama” Oh,and go away!


37 posted on 07/27/2012 9:27:18 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Kaslin

Robespierre is busy trying to “perfect” France.


38 posted on 07/27/2012 9:45:11 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Kaslin

In Obama’s book he recalled the time he worked for a commercial business. He defines that time as “when I was working for the enemy.” But, I guess if that would get the same attention and repeating as his recent “You didn’t build that,” comment...he would say those words were also “taken out of context.” The more he spins, the deeper he digs himself into the ground.


39 posted on 07/27/2012 10:23:07 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: freebird5850; All

Because he believes the hole was “shovel ready” to begin with...

And they never, ever admit they are wrong for digging that hole...


40 posted on 07/28/2012 12:15:53 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: ryan71
The guy has no clue how money is made and he has no clue about the capitalist spirit that grew this country.

It is easier to teach goats to surf than for Onambi to explain how a lemonade stand works....

For those in Rio Vista....here are the goats surfing .....and a lemonade stand.


41 posted on 07/29/2012 1:09:46 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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