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Mr. Obama says, :If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen." Do you agree?

Doc 2012/07/16 14:46:26
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  • Charge 2012/07/16 15:08:06
    No, He's wrong. (please explain)
    Charge
    +50
    Is this really the President You want?
    Obama shows that he believes no one can accomplish anything on their own without his precious government; he shows his contempt for the middle class and the small business owner.
    That sound you hear is silence—as millions of small business owners and entrepreneurs were left speechless this weekend from President Obama’s latest insult.
    The slap in the face to hard-working Americans conveyed Obama’s belief that it takes a village—a heavily subsidized village—to create that venture you’re profiting from:
    "Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen."
    Obama pushed his policy goals of infrastructure (aka stimulus) spending and “government research” as part of a collectivist utopia “doing things together.” It’s simply stunning that he would tell Americans, “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that.”

    After all, could individuals be resourceful and hard-working enough to create whole new enterprises? Obama said:

    "Look, 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 mu...

    Is this really the President You want?
    Obama shows that he believes no one can accomplish anything on their own without his precious government; he shows his contempt for the middle class and the small business owner.
    That sound you hear is silence—as millions of small business owners and entrepreneurs were left speechless this weekend from President Obama’s latest insult.
    The slap in the face to hard-working Americans conveyed Obama’s belief that it takes a village—a heavily subsidized village—to create that venture you’re profiting from:
    "Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen."
    Obama pushed his policy goals of infrastructure (aka stimulus) spending and “government research” as part of a collectivist utopia “doing things together.” It’s simply stunning that he would tell Americans, “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that.”

    After all, could individuals be resourceful and hard-working enough to create whole new enterprises? Obama said:

    "Look, 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."

    It is this view of successful businesses—essentially, “You owe us”—that drives Obama’s continued attacks on the country’s job creators in the form of tax hikes and regulations.
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  • Doc Allbiz ... 2012/07/25 21:45:21
  • words t... Allbiz ... 2012/07/26 15:48:13
    words to live by
    +2
    No welfare, food stamps, medicaid, houshing, and on and on.....
  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2012/07/25 14:33:31
    No, He's wrong. (please explain)
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +7
    But what can you expect from an idiot besides idiotic statements?
  • Doc doofieg... 2012/07/25 21:45:50
    Doc
    +1
    Uh, hmmm.......... I'm thinking..........
    still thinking, lol!
  • Doc doofieg... 2012/07/27 02:05:28
    Doc
    +1
    still thinking............
  • Doc doofieg... 2012/07/30 22:10:34
    Doc
    +1
    And I'm still thinking. It's starting to hurt my brain cell, so I'll just give up.

    lol!
  • doofieg... Doc 2012/07/30 22:31:29
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +1
    You lasted longer than I did!
  • Doc doofieg... 2012/08/12 16:28:06
  • BUCKY-- SKYNYRD 2012/07/22 16:01:28
    No, He's wrong. (please explain)
    BUCKY-- SKYNYRD
    +10
    some one please ask that dumb ass how this country was ever settled, if the government wasn't in front of the settlers building the roads (obama is a lying, 2 face DUMB ASS) a history lesson wouldn't help him, because he just flat out hates this country
  • Doc BUCKY--... 2012/07/25 02:25:15
    Doc
    +7
    EXACTLY!!!
  • SoCalEx... BUCKY--... 2012/07/27 05:49:31
    SoCalEx-Dem
    +2
    That is the sweet truth!
  • gary ® 2012/07/22 02:59:44
    No, He's wrong. (please explain)
    gary ®
    +5
    What's the matter with America today?
  • Doc gary ® 2012/07/25 02:25:31
    Doc
    +7
    People like Mr. Obama live here.
  • FairLady gary ® 2012/07/25 02:45:56
    FairLady
    +4
    Liberalized even moire thanks to communist Obama.
  • Nimitz 2012/07/22 02:31:13
    Yes, Obama is correct. (Please explain)
    Nimitz
    +4
    The 'self-made man' is a fairy tale. Everybody stands on the shoulders of, and is beholden to, those who helped them get where they are--be it parents, teachers, a boss, or nature/nature's God.

    That's no justification for forced redistribution of other people's property, but Obama's still correct. It doesn't happen often, so give the socialist his due.
  • Ahrtal Nimitz 2012/07/22 02:39:38
    Ahrtal
    +4
    Tongue in cheek doesn't do well in print, does it?
  • gary ® Ahrtal 2012/07/22 02:48:05
    gary ®
    +3
    I hope he's tongue in cheek. Great God, I hope you're right.
  • Nimitz gary ® 2012/07/22 03:47:14
    Nimitz
    +4
    If by that you hope I'm not a lib-flavored statist, allow me to set your fears at ease. I'm not. :-D
  • gary ® Nimitz 2012/07/22 05:18:06
    gary ®
    +2
    As is often said around these parts ... you da man!!
  • Nimitz gary ® 2012/07/22 05:24:37
    Nimitz
    +1
    Are you sure? I happened to have meant what I said about the *general* accuracy of Obama's comment. Even a broken clock can be right twice a day. :-)

    Fact is I don't believe even the most fiercely independent and hardest working of entrepreneurs got to where s/he is without help from others. No, that doesn't justify forced redistribution of a person's property, but in a real sense we're all welfare recipients.
  • gary ® Nimitz 2012/07/22 15:54:25
  • Nimitz gary ® 2012/07/22 20:03:11
    Nimitz
    +1
    :-D

    Hey. I figured I owed it to ya to be honest. :-)
  • Nimitz Ahrtal 2012/07/22 03:45:46
    Nimitz
    +3
    Nah! But I understood nevertheless. I still had to get on my soapbox, though, so it's all good. :->
  • Doc Nimitz 2012/07/25 02:28:21
    Doc
    +4
    I disagree, and this is why.

    What is the result of inaction? You don't succeed at anything.

    Therefore, one's success is directly related to how hard and how smart one works.

    But ultimately, this is a very fine point and something that we should be discussing over a few pints at the pub.
  • Nimitz Doc 2012/07/25 07:46:32
    Nimitz
    +3
    Oh, yeah! A few pints would be great!

    But I never suggested an individual could become a success without work. I said s/he couldn't do it by him/herself.
  • Doc Nimitz 2012/07/25 18:30:25
    Doc
    +1
    That's why we should be discussing it at a bar. :-). It's just small stuff.
  • Nimitz Doc 2012/07/25 21:06:39
    Nimitz
    +1
    Everything is 'small stuff.' :-)
  • Doc Nimitz 2012/07/25 21:46:57
    Doc
    +1
    LOl!

    You are right. And you know what I meant. :-)
  • Doc Nimitz 2012/07/25 02:28:36
    Doc
    +1
    It's still a great answer.
  • FairLady Nimitz 2012/07/25 02:49:53
  • Kara ~~~ American Patriot 2012/07/22 02:01:59
    No, He's wrong. (please explain)
    Kara ~~~ American Patriot
    +5
    Mr. Obama has a Marxist mentality.

    Obama wants your money
  • Doc Kara ~~... 2012/07/25 02:29:51
    Doc
    +2
    LOL!

    Well put!
  • Kara ~~... Doc 2012/08/02 05:49:24
    Kara ~~~ American Patriot
    +1
    Thanks Doc. :)
  • FairLady 2012/07/22 01:57:50
    No, He's wrong. (please explain)
    FairLady
    +6
    BO is an idiot. Period.
    I don't want to spoil my evening by going into the details. This socialist pres makes me nauseated.
  • Kara ~~... FairLady 2012/07/22 02:06:49
  • FairLady Kara ~~... 2012/07/22 02:26:31
    FairLady
    +3
    I know you know what I mean. Nice image, Kara.
    ♥Hugs♥.
  • Doc Kara ~~... 2012/07/25 02:31:56
    Doc
    +1
    the pic......EW!
  • Sissy FairLady 2012/07/22 11:09:00
    Sissy
    +1
    If you don't want to (or specifically can't) go into "details" then you probably should wait and comment when you do "feel like it".
  • Doc FairLady 2012/07/25 02:31:35
    Doc
    You made your point extremely well, even without going into details.
    :-)
  • Steve 2012/07/20 22:19:39
    Yes, Obama is correct. (Please explain)
    Steve
    +4
    This is a misquote, and the video of it is edited dishonestly.
    What he was plainly saying is that every business depends on the infrastructure that society as a whole provides. Nobody creates wealth by himself.
    Thus, there's nothing unreasonable about asking those who have profited much from paying an extra share of taxes. Perfectly accurate.

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