DUmmies defend Obama's "If you've got a business, you didn't build that."
As part of the Democrats' War on Success, here is what King Obama the Stupid said recently:
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.
There is not a single business owner in this country who got where they are 100% on their own
[Well, DUh, Captain Obvious. But to jump from that truism to where the Obamarxist is going with this, that is quite a leap.]
For starters, somebody gave them an education.
[Nobody "gave" me an education. Not only did my family pay taxes for the government schools, they also, since they wanted me to get a GOOD education, sent me to parochial schools, for which we had to pay even more. So, strike one . . .]
They had to get their startup money from somewhere. Either through their family, friends, or a bank loan.
[Fine. No problem. That's all private-sector stuff. IOW, what conservatives support. Strike two . . .]
They made use of public infrastructure - roads, bridges, seaports, airports, etc.
[For which they taxes. And in larger amounts than anyone else. Strike three. You're out. But I know that won't stop you . . .]
No one exists in a vacuum.
[But vacuous minds do exist in DUmmieland.]
I think this is a bad argument to make. Suppose I built a house from the ground up - laid the cement, set up the walls, joists and put on the roof and siding and drywall. I did all that work and I am gonna be proud of what I built. For somebody who has never built anything to say "you didn't build that yourself" seems a) argumentive, and b) it belittles all of the work that I have done.
[Suppose c) you get tombstoned, for being a LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
So now after I did all this work, society is going to take half of it just because other people cut the boards (and then sold them to me) and made the nails and hammers and saws and drills and levels (and then sold them to me) and paid for the highways (and so did I) that they were transported over and paid for the schools (and so did my parents) etc. Myself, I just do not care to denigrate hard work, and starting and running a business can be hard work. . . .
[OK, DUmmie hfojvt, with over 29,000 posts, maybe you aren't an LFT. You could just be a DUmmie having a Brief Moment of Mental Clarity, in which case I must award you . . . a Kewpie Doll! . . . which, by the way, you did not build, somebody else made that.]
Obama should have vetted the speech. . . .
[It's the teleprompter's fault!]
He's not getting votes with this speech, sad to say, only losing them more and giving ammunition to the other side.
[Sorry, only one Kewpie per thread.]
F*** the business community.
[Spoken like a true DUmmie! Who needs all those silly jobs anyway?]
There's a winning campaign slogan.
[I detect a note of sarcasm.]
No one out there created a business without relying on goods and services that were provided in part by my tax dollars.
[Woo-hoo! A winning argument!]
Or their own. . . .
[Or maybe not.]
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money" ~ Cree Indian Proverb
[Probably written by Elizabeth Warren.]
We all stand on the shoulders of those who came before.
[Mao, Lenin, Marx. . . .]
We humans, really are not, little islands of knowledge and skill and duty and effort.
[Particularly you DUmmies.]
Only a small fraction of government spending goes to things that help business. The largest share of federal government spending is transfer payments, e.g. SS, Medicare, Medicaid and various welfare programs.
[Stop it! You're destroying the Roads and Bridges Argument!]
personally, I think it was a dumb thing to say.
[The president acted stupidly.]
Did the Prez make a faux pas about small businesses in a recent campaign stump?
[If he made a faux pas, he didn't do that. The Rethuglicans made that happen.]
I actually think he was referring to the roads and bridges. . . .
It is obvious that he was referring to roads, bridges. . . .
Obama was saying you didn't build the roads. . . .
[The Roads scholars check in.]
DEMS: Don't explain, DOUBLE DOWN!
[DEMS: Don't explain, DUMB IT DOWN!]
SPINE! SPINE! SPINE! SPINE! SPINE!
[SPIN! SPIN! SPIN! SPIN! SPIN!]
Obama....WAKE UP! Say something!
[Say something DUmb again! Yes, when you find yourself in a hole, dig deeper! C'mon, Obama, you're shovel-ready!]