“If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.”
It’s a statement so inflammatory, so un-American to the point that it’s anti-American, and I’m not usually one for that type of rhetoric when it comes to President Obama.
But that statement, frankly, should disqualify you to be the President of the United States.
For this president, it’s just another economic gaffe on a laundry list, but for this country, it’s something much more ominous.
To believe that no person builds any business without help from the community is an argument reductio ad absurdum.
Well, you wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for your parents, so you should give everything to your parents. You owe them your life.
Yes, we should treat our parents with respect and love. Help them through their twilight years and support them even in the face of dementia or serious illness.
But you don’t need to lay down your life for them.
You know what you do need to do? Be the best person you can be, in part so that it reflects well on the work they put in.
But Obama rejects that. You didn’t build the roads your business uses to transport its goods, so you owe us. All of us.
It’s an idea so fundementally contrary to the foundation of this country, it undercuts more than 200 years of American hard work and ingenuity.
Government rides on the back of business, not the other way around.
Literally every dollar the government spends is a result of the commerce within its country.
Even property taxes can’t be paid for without money a homeowner earns from business. You can’t earn money without working for someone or building your own business, unless of course you’re a free-loader from the government.
That money, however, comes from businesses and taxpayers who did earn their money.
Government only functions because businesses can afford to pay for it to function. We pay income taxes because we have jobs.
I can understand that when 50% of the population doesn’t pay taxes, that they wouldn’t understand this concept, but for President Obama to say this, not just say it, but mean it, is dangerous on a level that I can’t describe to you.
You know what small businesses do to build their businesses? They make sacrifices. They don’t buy new cars or give themselves bonuses. In fact, hundreds of restaurateurs, auto-shop owners and innumerable other entrepreneurs can’t even take paychecks when their businesses begin because if they did, they wouldn’t be able to pay their employees.
What do you sacrifice so that business could grow? What did you give up?
So then what, on God’s great earth, makes you deserving of sharing in the fruits of that labor?
What makes you so entitled that you can literally offer nothing, but reap the rewards of the hardship and sacrifice someone else undertook?
It’s no wonder Obama, the man with so much background in small business and economics (not) , admitted that if he were running against President Obama, he’d criticize his economic record too.
You know what the numbers look like with unemployment stagnant at 8.2%.
David Axelrod touts the 4.4 million jobs created in the last 28 months, except that just to keep up with population growth, the economy would need to create 4.2 million jobs.
You what know that means? In three years, we have created 200,000 jobs worth of actual growth. Think about that.
When you understand the role the leader of the free world thinks business plays in economic growth, you can understand why he doesn’t understand how truly wrong he is.