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CarMax Co-Founder: Obama Is Right, I Didn't Build It
breitbart.com ^ | 9/2/12 | Wynton Hall

Posted on 09/02/2012 11:18:05 AM PDT by ColdOne

CarMax co-founder and former CEO Austin Ligon, who will be a featured speaker at the Democratic National Convention, says he and his company's 17,000 employees aren't responsible for his billion dollar company, the government is:

As President Obama has said, I didn't do it alone. I succeeded because we had a committed team of CarMax associates working round the clock to build our business. We found ready capital from healthy and flexible capital markets that allowed us to grow. We benefited from an effective national transportation infrastructure that let us move products from one market to another, and we had cooperation and assistance from federal, state, and local governments in providing clear rules of the road that let us plan and grow our business.

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KEYWORDS: business; carmax; democrats; government; obama; youdidntbuildit
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1 posted on 09/02/2012 11:18:08 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

They are going to stick to this meme? Hahahahahahahahahaha! Excellent.


2 posted on 09/02/2012 11:20:05 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: ColdOne

What a foolish “businessman”

Watch the value of his company drop like a rock after this


3 posted on 09/02/2012 11:20:09 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: ColdOne

I just don’t understand business owners who associate their businesses with a political stand once side or the other. What is there to gain?


4 posted on 09/02/2012 11:20:41 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: ColdOne

Another commie lib willing to fall on his sword his his emperor.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 11:20:45 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: ColdOne

CarMax just became CarLeast.

Be pretty easy to mail a photo of an empty chair to this idiot.


6 posted on 09/02/2012 11:21:09 AM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: ColdOne

wow, talk about a mind-numbed robot.

another company to boycott, yipee


7 posted on 09/02/2012 11:21:55 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ColdOne
Another commie lib willing to fall on his sword his for his emperor.
8 posted on 09/02/2012 11:21:55 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: ColdOne

And stupid remarks like Ligon’s are going to wind up destroying CarMax.


9 posted on 09/02/2012 11:22:20 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: ColdOne

You know, Obama has one admirable quality.

He sticks to his guns.

The problem lies in what battles he chooses.

He’s 100% wrong on something. It’s going to seriously wound him, politically. And he doubles-down.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 11:22:28 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: ColdOne

Wonder why he’s a “former” CEO?


11 posted on 09/02/2012 11:23:12 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: moovova

Empty chair = Who Is John Galt!


12 posted on 09/02/2012 11:23:19 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: ColdOne

Well, I paid taxes to build those roads. Can I stop by the Car-Max near my office on Tuesday and drive away in one of OUR cars? Since your business belongs to all of us, you shouldn’t have a problem with a little bit of “to each according to his needs.” Right?


13 posted on 09/02/2012 11:23:39 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: fhayek

Doubling down, as another put it. Doubling down on a bad meme. Way to go, rats!


14 posted on 09/02/2012 11:23:39 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: ColdOne

Definitely a Cash 4 Clunkers beneficiary as the used car market was propped up. The Chicago Way works for a lot of people.


16 posted on 09/02/2012 11:24:00 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: fhayek

Add a couple of letters to CarMax and you’ve got Carl Marx.

Perhaps this is what this idiot was thinking of when he named his company.


17 posted on 09/02/2012 11:24:14 AM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: dfwgator
Oh, that's a given. No way would I touch Carmax, stockwise or by patronizing them. Hell no. Not after this.

Let government pick up the slack, Ligon.

18 posted on 09/02/2012 11:24:34 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

did he get his obamaocare waiver yet?


19 posted on 09/02/2012 11:24:54 AM PDT by alrea (if demand is inadequate to sell the supply, prices just fall until supply equals demand.)
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To: ColdOne

You have to feel for his thousands of employees that just had their earning potential destroyed.

Let’s see what his stockholders think about his proclomation.

CarMax, Inc
NYSE: KMX - Aug 31 4:03pm ET
30.59+0.30 (0.99%)


20 posted on 09/02/2012 11:25:07 AM PDT by vg0va3
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To: ColdOne
"President Obama has shown he has the vision to support businesses and allow them to grow. He has shown he understands the need to invest to make this happen."

Really? Where is his proof for that? In the fact that the private sector is shriveling up?

21 posted on 09/02/2012 11:25:54 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: ColdOne
CarMax co-founder and former CEO Austin Ligon, who will be a featured speaker at the Democratic National Convention

Adding this one to my ever growing ban list.

22 posted on 09/02/2012 11:26:19 AM PDT by bgill
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To: ColdOne

Oh yes! Get the “you didn’t build that” front and center and then have it delivered by a used car salesman.


23 posted on 09/02/2012 11:26:24 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: ColdOne

O...K...I’ll be sure to never use this commie front company for anything at all.


24 posted on 09/02/2012 11:27:31 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ColdOne
CarMax closing price on August 31 = $30.59.

Anybody want to guess which way it's heading?

25 posted on 09/02/2012 11:28:48 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: ColdOne

CarMax + ‘l’ + ‘r’ = CarlMarx.


26 posted on 09/02/2012 11:29:17 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: ColdOne

Doubling down after first denying that’s what the Fraud meant?


27 posted on 09/02/2012 11:29:56 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: ColdOne

Doubling down after first denying that’s what the Fraud meant?


28 posted on 09/02/2012 11:30:04 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: ColdOne

And then there was the Cash-for-Clunkers scheme that sent a lot of usable used cars to the crusher and that boosted the value of the used cars that remained. Great for CarMax!


29 posted on 09/02/2012 11:30:14 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: ColdOne

Doubling down after first denying that’s what the Fraud meant?


30 posted on 09/02/2012 11:30:20 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: ColdOne

He must not be on the DNC distribution list. The President’s quote was taken out of context and he didn’t really mean what he said, remember?


31 posted on 09/02/2012 11:30:21 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Jagdgewehr; ColdOne

Yeah - just tell that to the coal industry.


32 posted on 09/02/2012 11:30:21 AM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this...")
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To: ColdOne

Doubling down after first denying that’s what the Fraud meant?


33 posted on 09/02/2012 11:30:39 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: ColdOne

Doubling down after first denying that’s what the Fraud meant?


34 posted on 09/02/2012 11:30:39 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: ColdOne

So carmax now = carLmarX

(i know it is witha K)

Thank you LeeperMax


35 posted on 09/02/2012 11:30:48 AM PDT by vg0va3
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To: ColdOne

Doubling down after first denying that’s what the Fraud meant?


36 posted on 09/02/2012 11:30:59 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: ColdOne

Doubling down after first denying that’s what the Fraud meant?


37 posted on 09/02/2012 11:30:59 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: ColdOne

Doubling down after first denying that’s what the Fraud meant?


38 posted on 09/02/2012 11:31:06 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: theBuckwheat

Smells a lot like Fascism to me.


39 posted on 09/02/2012 11:31:40 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: ColdOne

So, Mr. Ligon, you drank the Kool Aid while deciding to negotiate with the crocodoile. Now, just think, Obama wins, and a few years down the road the crocodile decides that it is your turn to be eaten. Your attempts at appeasement will be meaningless, since, in Obama’s view, you run a business, therefore YOU are the enemy.
Either way this election goes, Mr. Ligon, you have destroyed your company. One way, by appeasing the crocodile (it never works), and the other way, by chasing away a lot of customers.


40 posted on 09/02/2012 11:32:00 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Watch the value of his company drop like a rock after this

I know I will certainly never do any business with this scumbag or his company.

41 posted on 09/02/2012 11:32:19 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: paul in cape

Down, down, down....I’m buying PUTS on Tuesday!


42 posted on 09/02/2012 11:32:45 AM PDT by joltman1974
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To: treetopsandroofs

Apologies for the multi posts.


43 posted on 09/02/2012 11:32:56 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Bryanw92

Exactly! Where are the dividend payouts?


44 posted on 09/02/2012 11:33:39 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: A_Former_Democrat

I won’t do business with CarMax!


45 posted on 09/02/2012 11:33:44 AM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: chris37

Bought my last car there. And it will be the last car I buy there.


46 posted on 09/02/2012 11:33:44 AM PDT by tenthirteen
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To: gorush

I use the dry cleaners near the rear entrance to the neighborhood. I like the guy...he and his wife work hard at this business. He’s been robbed and now keeps a gun under the counter (one of those 45 cal/410 gauge Taurus deals with a PINK handle).

One day, I asked who he was going to vote for...he said Obama.

Heck, I asked... he wasn’t out front waving a flag or haranguing people. I’ll keep going there as long as he doesn’t go all Code Pink on me. Plus, he gives me a discount if I play cash.


47 posted on 09/02/2012 11:33:51 AM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: ColdOne

This idiot’s in the car business, and he has no idea what associating one’s firm with the regime did for GM?


48 posted on 09/02/2012 11:34:04 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: ColdOne

Dang, and I had a great experience buying a car from them in January, too. This sucks.

}:-)4


49 posted on 09/02/2012 11:34:23 AM PDT by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: ColdOne
Well, with that train of thought, everyone who also benefited from the same "government help" should be rich too!

Makes me wonder why there are so many poor people freeloading off of the government - they all had the same help as this knucklehead.

50 posted on 09/02/2012 11:35:05 AM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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