Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Mind your own business, Obama
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 dont 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 youve been successful, you didnt get there on your own, he said. It is true that peoples lives are influenced by others most importantly parents, then teachers, friends and professional colleagues. But in Mr. Obamas 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 youve got a business, you didnt 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 Americas technological edge. It does make sense, however, coming from someone who has never had a job that didnt depend on patronage and has spent his entire career getting ahead on identity and charisma instead of creativity and achievement.
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Obama thinks he is Locutus of Borg.
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!
I believe he's both...Big time.
Hey Barry, where did the first dollar ever taken in by the government come from?
Where has it come from ever since?
ANS: Same answer.
How much money has the government ever created?
Amen to that...It’s evil!
He’s worse than Carter and I never thought that could be possible.
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.
So that income I made, was really earned by someone else. That means they should tax someone else.
You’re dead on the money, about both.
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, Didnt Hilly write a book about some kooky commie idea like that?
Good point. He is “successful’ without real effort
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.
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 $#!+
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?
“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 youve got a business, you didnt 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.
“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.
” - - - Hillys 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.
If youve got a college degree via affirmative action, you didnt build that. Someone else made it happen.
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.