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EDITORIAL: Mind your own business, Obama
The Washington Times ^ | July 16, 2012 | Editorial

Posted on 07/16/2012 8:07:33 PM PDT by jazusamo

Left-wing president favors the collective over individual initiative

President Obama thinks business owners don’t actually do anything. This is the most convincing proof yet that he has no concept of how the economy works.

At a rally in Roanoke, Va., last week, Mr. Obama was trying to justify new tax increases on upper-income Americans by saying that no one in this country makes it alone. “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own,” he said. It is true that people’s lives are influenced by others — most importantly parents, then teachers, friends and professional colleagues. But in Mr. Obama’s mind, individuals owe a collective debt to people they have never met, those who built the political system, those who created the economy and — most fundamentally — to an all-wise, beneficent government.

“If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that,” Mr. Obama continued. “Somebody else made that happen.” This claim would come as a surprise to the small-business owners who have invested their lives and life savings in making a go of it. It would be a shock to inventors and innovators who have been the drivers of America’s technological edge. It does make sense, however, coming from someone who has never had a job that didn’t depend on patronage and has spent his entire career getting ahead on identity and charisma instead of creativity and achievement.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bhofascism; business; democrats; idiot; obama; obamatruthfile
Obama doesn't have a clue and is a complete idiot.
1 posted on 07/16/2012 8:07:40 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Obama thinks he is Locutus of Borg.


2 posted on 07/16/2012 8:10:48 PM PDT by Florida native
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To: jazusamo
“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”
3 posted on 07/16/2012 8:11:16 PM PDT by grundle
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To: jazusamo
No he's not an idiot. He's a THIEF!

What ever anyone else has is his for the taking because they don't deserve it and he does.

Infantile? You bet. Intentional? Oh yeah!

I hope Sheriff Joe sends him packing tomorrow!

4 posted on 07/16/2012 8:14:07 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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5 posted on 07/16/2012 8:16:25 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: rawcatslyentist
No he's not an idiot. He's a THIEF!

I believe he's both...Big time.

6 posted on 07/16/2012 8:16:37 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Hey Barry, where did the first dollar ever taken in by the government come from?

ANS: Taxpayers.

Where has it come from ever since?

ANS: Same answer.

How much money has the government ever created?

ANS: Zero


7 posted on 07/16/2012 8:17:41 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Florida native



8 posted on 07/16/2012 8:25:47 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: jazusamo

9 posted on 07/16/2012 8:30:53 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: grundle

Amen to that...It’s evil!


10 posted on 07/16/2012 8:31:57 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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11 posted on 07/16/2012 8:33:19 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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“If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own,”

His only point of reference is his own relationship with Bill Ayers.
12 posted on 07/16/2012 8:35:13 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: jazusamo

He’s worse than Carter and I never thought that could be possible.


13 posted on 07/16/2012 8:37:00 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: jazusamo

Hey—Obama:

I have been doing bookkeeping & accounting since 4 years BEFORE you were born. I worked for major companies before I went out on my own as a self-employed bookkeeper.

Show me the records from ANY business that YOU have run.

Show me the PROFITS & how you made such profits.

Show me the list of EMPLOYEES you interviewed & hired when you ran such a business.

Show me ALL the proper records of the payroll reports on such employees, along with all the year end W-2’s and 1099’s.

Show me the properly filled out I-9’s for all those employees.

Show me the benefits YOU offered your employees.

Show me the amount of premiums YOU paid for their health benefits.

Show me the turnover you encountered from your employees. The higher the turnover===the less desirable the job usually is.

While you are at it, show me the proof of what qualifications your wide load ‘wife’ had which entitled her to an annual paycheck of over $100,000 in a ‘hospital’ in Chicago.

Both of you are no more than shakedown artists, following in the footsteps of Jesse Jackson Sr.

NOTHING either of you says holds any water with most of us anymore.


14 posted on 07/16/2012 8:51:37 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: isthisnickcool

So that income I made, was really earned by someone else. That means they should tax someone else.


15 posted on 07/16/2012 8:55:20 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: ridesthemiles

You’re dead on the money, about both.


16 posted on 07/16/2012 8:56:45 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

First Bitch Michelle, and her Creepy Kenyan Commie Husband have shown their deep contempt for America.

Her with her verbal disrespect for our Flag, and him with his Kenyan Mud Hut idea “That It Takes A Village to help you be an independent Entrepreneur.”

BTW, Didn’t Hilly write a book about some kooky commie idea like that?


17 posted on 07/16/2012 9:15:00 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: andyk

Good point. He is “successful’ without real effort


18 posted on 07/16/2012 9:18:55 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Graewoulf

Yep, I believe Hilly’s thing was it takes a villiage to raise a kid or some such nonsense, she forgot about the family thing. They’re all clueless.


19 posted on 07/16/2012 9:21:53 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: isthisnickcool
How much money has the government ever created? ANS: Zero

They made 30 Billion dollars disappear when they went into business with GM.

It took GM 75 years to lose that much, but Barry managed to do it in just 3 years.

He has the Roto-Rooter Touch. Everything he touches turns to $#!+

20 posted on 07/16/2012 9:22:33 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: jazusamo; All

I hope that the Romney camp will get this word out and keep doing so between now and November 6th. NO business person in America should vote for this guy. But, whaddya wanna bet that some will?


21 posted on 07/16/2012 9:23:43 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: jazusamo

President Toohey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ptmGW89LKY&feature=youtube_gdata_player


22 posted on 07/16/2012 11:22:24 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: jazusamo

“Obama doesn’t have a clue and is a complete idiot.”

I think that Obama and the rest of the left care only about power. That’s the only thing that would explain Obama’s incredible contention that “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” He knows that it’s private initiative creates prosperity, and that our free market economy therefore makes people like him irrelevant.

Either that, or you are one hundred percent correct about the complete idiot thing.


23 posted on 07/16/2012 11:31:34 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

“You can’t turn men into slaves unless you break their spirits. Destroy their capacity to think and act on their own. Teach them to conform. To unite. To agree. To obey. That makes one neck ready for one leash. Why do you think I denounce greatness? And praise mediocrity?”

Thank you for that link. I never appreciated that Ayn Rand literally was a prophet. Either that, or she invented Barak Obama.


24 posted on 07/17/2012 12:15:55 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: jazusamo

” - - - Hilly’s thing was it takes a villiage to raise a kid - - - “

Yeah, now I remember, kick the can or the kid down the road.

BTW, If Obama is right that you owe any success in your worthless, miserable life to “GOVERNMENT RESEARCH,” then if ANY failure comes your way it is NEVER your fault.

“The Government made me do it!” becomes the always handy excuse.


25 posted on 07/17/2012 5:56:12 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: jazusamo

“If you’ve got a college degree via affirmative action, you didn’t build that. Someone else made it happen.”


26 posted on 07/17/2012 9:54:07 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: jazusamo

Realistically you can see why Obama sees the nation this way. He, himself, climbed the “token ladder” and earned none of what he has. As our first “token” President, who was given what he has based on falling into a minority set-aside all the way to the top (and on the backs of taxpayers) it is understandable that he actually believes what he is saying. What he doesn’t realize (or more likely doesn’t care about) is that the average small businessman (or large businessman) actually earned what he had rather than having it handed to him based on falling into a “special” group.


27 posted on 07/17/2012 12:57:22 PM PDT by onevoter
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