Mitt Romney has taken Obama to task for saying “you didn’t build that” in a campaign speech about how government helps small businesses thrive. Romney’s campaign is running ads that suggest Obama doesn’t think entrepreneurs build their own businesses.
A new Obama ad features the president speaking directly to the camera. He says the Romney ads take his words out of context and, the president says, are “flat out wrong.” Obama says was referring to public programs like education and infrastructure that helped businesses be successful.
Too late Mr. President…your comments couldn’t be taken out of context no matter what you meant. No one who actually understands and has participated in the “free market” would ever make such a comment. It was an argument specifically tailored to make unsuccessful people feel that they somehow contributed while Obama was showing contempt for private entrepreneurs who don’t believe they should be punished with even more confiscatory government policies that hinder their success.
This is a classic socialist argument geared to support the culture of dependency being fostered by our Community Organizer In Chief. Regrettably, public programs for education and infrastructure don’t necessarily lead to the economic exceptionalism this country used to be known for. One only has to look at European socialism to see how that experiment has worked out.
Besides, great education and infrastructure are built on tax dollars, the bulk of which comes from successful people and corporations. Currently, in this country, 95% of tax revenues come from the top 5% of earners and 50% of the population pays no taxes at all. So, Mr. President, great entrepreneurial supporter that you are, stop blaming those “bad people” who succeed in business because they’re funding the country and some of the misguided ones are even funding you.
We know you’re trying to build a permanent “pauper class” that will always vote democratic. So please spare us the hypocrisy and the lame attempts at retracting comments that are truly part of your belief system. You don’t create equality by bashing success. I guess they didn’t teach you that at ACORN.
Let’s not forget:
With 104 days left until Barack The Pretender gets voted out of office
US National Debt stands at: $15.9 trillion
Unemployment stands at: 15.2 million people
And that’s the way it is here: a little left of right