Monday, July 16, 2012

Obama slaps business owners in the face

President Obama had his disdain for business owners and self-initiative on full display this weekend at a campaign event.  It absolutely amazes me that a sitting President would actually try to tell business owners that they don't deserve credit for building their business because they obviously did not do it on their own!  Every business owner in the U.S. should push to make sure this man does not get re-elected!

The quote speaks for itself:

There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me -- because they want to give something back.  They know they didn’t -- 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.  There are a lot of smart people out there.  It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.  Let me tell you something -- there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.  (Applause.)
     If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.  There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.  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.  The Internet didn’t get invented on its own.  Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
     The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.  There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own.  I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service.  That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty much felt like I was slapped in the face the first time I heard this.