Skip to comments.Obama: ‘Google, Facebook Would Not Exist’ Without Government Funding
Posted on 04/06/2012 7:07:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(CNSNews.com) President Barack Obama insisted Thursday that without government spending, Google, Facebook would not exist.
Obama made the remark at a campaign fundraiser while criticizing the budget passed by House Republicans. Obama said the Rep. Paul Ryans budget would, among other things, cut funding for research.
I believe in investing in basic research and science because I understand that all these extraordinary companies that are these enormous wealth-generators -- many of them would have never been there; Google, Facebook would not exist, had it not been for investments that we made as a country in basic science and research, Obama said. I understand that makes us all better off.
Obama said Ryans budget would gut an advanced, responsible society.
I gave a speech on Tuesday about the congressional budget thats been proposed by the Republicans in the House of Representatives -- a budget that Gov. Romney, who is the frontrunner on the Republican side, has embraced -- said the budget was marvelous.
But Obama said the vision portrayed by the Ryan budget is of an America where everybody is fending for themselves, a few are doing very well at the top, and everybody else is struggling to get by.
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I’m not arguing ObaMao’s penchant for taking credit for what he has not done.
He follows a long line of politicians...
I am living in a time warp.
A sitting president of the United States uttering words my beer drinking reefer smoking liberal associates argued 20 plus years ago after our weekly softball games in the bar.
Difference is they stopped smokin and stopped drinkin and grew up to become adults.
Sad how debase we have allowed our leaders to become and by extension the masses who will never learn nor understand the difference
Little bammy is nuts.
No, he's not nuts. He's evil.
I could tell you, but then...
IMO he's just one of "the many" (see: 1 John 2:18).
your post sent me to google to look up Zuckerberg’s wiki.
Yeah...there was some time spent in public school...but he transferred to a private school.
Even while he was in public school - his father taught him beginning programming at home - then hired a tutor to keep up with him.
This had everything to do with amazing natural intellect that was nurtured with private sources.
"Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad."
Looks like we are both right.
Google got its start at Stanford under a NSF grant.
Facebook? Who knows? Who cares?
"If it weren't for governmen tomahawks and flintlocks wouldn't exist." - Tommy Jiafrason
"If it weren't for government hay wagons and cotton gins wouldn't exist." "And, uh, peanut butter." - al-Abrahim Poindexter Linkin
"If it weren't for government big sticks and handle bar mustaches wouldn't exist." - Teddy "Fatwa" Rosaveldt
He forgot the part where he’s supposed to say, “No one could get to work if it weren’t for the roads built by the government!”
Must have been a glitch in the teleprompter.
Coming from the guy whose family has taken more huge vacations on our tab in three years than most people will take in a lifetime.
Hey FedGov, get out of our freaking way, and eat our dust!
Imagine what would happen to the U.S. economy if we could finally get FedGov off our backs.
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