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"The Welfare State -- You Didn't Build That"
The Aspen Times ^ | August 2, 2012 | Melanie Sturm

Posted on 08/02/2012 6:28:45 AM PDT by Aspenhuskerette

Last week, amid the firestorm over the words “you didn't build that,” actor Sherman Hemsley passed away. Americans remember Hemsley for playing George Jefferson, TV's popular upwardly mobile black businessman. Known for “movin' on up to the East Side” out of Archie Bunker's neighborhood, we cheered George as he strutted triumphantly into his “deluxe apartment in the sky,” having “finally got a piece of the pie.”

Imagine George's reaction were anyone to tell him that government was integral to his success or that he didn't build his business on his own — he'd slam the door while hollering, “Think Again!”

Considering half of small businesses fail within five years, entrepreneurs such as George deserve credit for more than “a whole lotta tryin' just to get up that hill.” Despite the risks of failure,

(Excerpt) Read more at aspentimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: entitlements; taxes; welfarestate
This is a good column to share with independent and young voters.
1 posted on 08/02/2012 6:28:49 AM PDT by Aspenhuskerette
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To: Aspenhuskerette

They weren’t around when this show was on TV.


2 posted on 08/02/2012 6:39:58 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Aspenhuskerette


3 posted on 08/02/2012 6:40:43 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Aspenhuskerette

excellent commentary!


4 posted on 08/02/2012 7:02:48 AM PDT by Nevadan
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