Via The Blaze:
From the transcript of the President’s speech in Roanoke, Va.
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. (Emphasis added)
Business Owner: Well what if I didn’t have help, what if I am that smart, what if I do put in a 60 or 70 hour week Mr. President? What if I do have the best product out there? What if people like how I run my business better than the next guy?
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. [Emphasis added]
Business Owner: You know what I might have had a good teacher along the way, but did they actually help me start and run my business, their INFLUENCE may have helped me, but did they actually participate in the blood, sweat and tears that got me to the level of success I have experienced today? How did a road and a bridge help me start a business, sir? People had businesses before interstate highways. I did build my business on my own, I planned it, I executed it, I hired others who wanted to work for me, I constantly made my product better and now its the best out there. How dare you sir, tell me that my business is NOT the RESULT of my OWN HARD WORK!
JBH: Ownership of property is the hallmark of the American way. It has made us what we are today, without it we are no better than the next social democracy out there. For the president to make his comment that business owners did not make their own success is a fallacy in the worst sense. It is an out right lie and should be insulting to every business own out there. You business owners are what make the American economy turn without you there would be no American Dream.
Business Owners please remember the following:
- YOU are the ENGINE of the economy, not government.
- YOU are the JOB CREATORS, not government.
- YOU are the INNOVATORS,not government.
- YOU are the epitome of the AMERICAN DREAM, not government.
- DO NOT feel guilt, YOU are VIRTUOUS, not government.
For the record on the internet take a look here. For the record I didn’t see the word government mentioned anywhere.
- Obama reminds business owners, ‘You didn’t build that’ (twitchy.com)
- Collectivist President Devalues Achievement: “If You’ve Got a Business – You Didn’t Build That” (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
- Obama Insults Small Business Owners (radio.foxnews.com)