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Obama - 'If youíve got a business -- you didnít build that. Somebody else made that happen'
Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2012 | By Kerry Picket

Posted on 07/15/2012 6:00:38 PM PDT by grundle

President Barack Obama addressed supporters in Roanoke, Virginia on Saturday afternoon and took a shot at the business community. President Obama dismissed any credit business owners give themselves for their success:

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.

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To: grundle

“If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

Thus, you should not be surprised or resist if the government asks you to return it to its “rightful owners” sometime after the next election - a la 1917.


21 posted on 07/15/2012 7:04:13 PM PDT by frog in a pot (When will the U.S. look at history and realize having a Marxist in the WH is not a good thing?)
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To: upchuck

The Tan Moron believes that all the ideas, creativity, and effort simply burst forth from the collective consciousness.


22 posted on 07/15/2012 7:07:11 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: grundle

Tell that to my brother in law. He went to school, got his masters, and got a nice job paying well. Then he desides he wants to go into a concrete staining business all on his own. He leaves the corporate world and he and my sister started with hardly anything and busted their butt every day working together to make it happen all on there own. Now she no longer works with him doing the physical work because he has a team. He’s busy every week doing huge jobs all over the place.

I’m sure there millions of stories like my brother in laws. and for Obama to put every one of them down is disgraceful!


23 posted on 07/15/2012 7:15:14 PM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: LOC1

All you guys are wrong, because the U.S., State, County and Local governments all made it possible for me to succeed in my business. They took their cut off the top so I did not get used to too much money. They permitted me or allowed me to open my doors for business without taking all my start up capital for impact fees, permits, Rezoning, Special Exceptions, Special Permits and Applications variances and Special district allowances. They made me take my signage down so it would not offend anyone. They sent me a thank you note just last week for the money I produce for them to spend.


24 posted on 07/15/2012 7:18:57 PM PDT by hotshot (editor of dumbdumberdumbest.com)
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To: upchuck

This is a gift for the Romney campaign. If he doesn’t use this in a commercial he doesn’t want to win.


25 posted on 07/15/2012 7:24:43 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: grundle

I don’t even know what he means by this inane statement. If it wasn’t for those who started businesses, then they (the government) would not exist. If it wasn’t for the initiative, ingenuity and productivity of entrepreneurs, this jerk would not be able to collect taxes and play golf.

Everything in this country was built on the blood, sweat and tears of businesses, large and small, that commies like O then proceed to tax, waste that money on all sorts of crap, and then proceed to tell us that they were the secret of our success? That is terminal stupidity at best. Without business there will not be taxes of any kind, and the bloated monster we call government would not be able to function like the giant parasite it is. It would simply cease to exist.

Government could not have paid for any of the infrastructure that O and the other commies now so proudly proclaim as the “governments”. It’s not yours, you ignorant buffoon, it is the property of the people of the United States who worked for it, and paid for it, and built it, in the first place. And we could have done it at half the price and twice as well if we didn’t have to carry the entire monstrous blood-sucking bureaucracy along with it.

Idiot.


26 posted on 07/15/2012 7:25:18 PM PDT by Ironfocus (O Must Go)
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To: grundle

Back at Obastard... Obama, if you got some money to spend, you didn’t earn it, you stole it...


27 posted on 07/15/2012 7:28:17 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Eagles6

Romney dosen’t have his own thoughts on most things, and his advisors, well, their thoughts are few and far between re things that really matter.


28 posted on 07/15/2012 7:31:08 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: dps.inspect

Yeah unfortunately.


29 posted on 07/15/2012 7:34:14 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: grundle
Someone should tell this communist moron that every dime he earns as a public servant, the house he lives in, the plane and motorcades that take him everywhere he goes, the Secret Service people that protect him and his family all come from the hard work of someone who runs a business and makes a payroll. Those businesses pay taxes for all those services they use.

If Obama ran a business, it would fail before the first year was past. He has no clue how to make money. He's an OPM addict. He live off Other People's Money. That's what he has done his whole life. Anyone who votes for this clown must be an OPM addict.

30 posted on 07/15/2012 7:54:26 PM PDT by eggman (End the Obama occupation of the White House!)
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To: grundle

“....you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.....”
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..you got that?.....you damned Kulaks! You’re going to get yours....just wait until after I’m reelected.


31 posted on 07/15/2012 8:03:43 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: grundle

Just having a business that employs people that can then pay income taxes is all the giving back a business man needs..


32 posted on 07/15/2012 8:26:42 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: grundle
Wrong Obama, you booger eating moron!

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 Internet was invented to make sure that the military could communicate after a nuclear strike on the North American continent, with "self healing" paths.

Government's involvement has been regulation and threatening to tax. It was private companies that took over the Internet backbone, that provided the services. It was people and investors who were willing to take chances that made the Internet a commercial success! How long was it that Amazon.com was in business before it made a profit? That was PRIVATE MONEY that funded Amazon.com!

Mark

33 posted on 07/15/2012 8:39:16 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: grundle

Someone needs to remind Zero that We The People created government...


34 posted on 07/15/2012 9:33:10 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: cableguymn

He stole this from Elizabeth Warren - my lib friends were spreading her claptrap on FB last year.

It went something like...no one succeeds alone. Teachers helped them along. The stability of the government & economic systems offered a good environment to start and grow a business. The business ships goods along roads built by taxpayer funded crews...and so on and so forth....

And, being liberals, they don’t follow it to the logical end.
How do those teachers get paid to begin with?
Where did the money come from to pay the road crews? And pay for the materials to build them?

They really think it all starts with them...”The State”
Not the other way around.

We truly are dealing with communists.


35 posted on 07/15/2012 9:42:28 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: grundle

He must be referring to the fact that in order for you to be successful, some federal regulator HAD TO GET OUT OF THE WAY.

Which he is parsing to mean, “made that happen”.

So!
Anytime you have any measure of success, you should be thankful for the regulator, who didn’t stop you....


36 posted on 07/15/2012 9:46:41 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: 6SJ7

“Beyond the ignorance of what Obama said about business lurks something more sinister; resentment.”

That is what drives him and his supporters (as it did the Bolsheviks). The fact that there is even a race in November is frightening; if he gets 30% of the vote this country is in frightening shape politically.


37 posted on 07/15/2012 10:28:22 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Eagles6

“This is a gift for the Romney campaign. If he doesn’t use this in a commercial he doesn’t want to win.”

It should be used, but Romney should do what Obama did in ‘08 and simply let his attack dogs run with it.

One of the signs Obama is desperate is that he doesn’t even use his discredited proxies anymore; the communist rhetoric is now straight from his own mouth, and all pretenses that he is anything other than a racial rabblerouser have been cast aside. He is hoping there are enough unassimilated ethnic malcontents, government employees, communists, and sexual deviants to win him re-election, and has basically flipped off anyone not in one of those groups.


38 posted on 07/15/2012 10:34:29 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: grundle

Mind numbling stoopit.


39 posted on 07/16/2012 12:03:52 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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