Barack Obama, the current United States Socialist in Chief, actually believes in his thoroughly saturated statist mind that the government is responsible for the success of all businesses.
That’s exactly what he was crowing about to a group of his hard core supporters in a speech last week at a campaign stop in Roanoke, Va.
The President is adamant that successful business owners have an obligation to pay a lot more taxes than they’re paying now because they owe their success – not to individual hard work and risk taking – but to government investment in infrastructure and other projects.
“…if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that,” he declared.
“There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me because they want to give something back,” said the statist.
“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.”
“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,” he proclaimed.
This has to be the most unbelievable, outrageous, dishonest, disingenuous, load of bullshit I have ever heard from the mouth of a politician in my entire life.
Exactly the opposite is true regarding everything he said.
Before there was government there was business. Government stifles business. Businesses succeed in spite of government and often fail because of it.
Businesses, i.e. individuals, create all the wealth. Business creates everything which is valuable. Government creates nothing. Government merely takes from the individuals who do business and redistributes the wealth as it pleases.
Individuals build successful businesses by taking risks and working hard. Government never takes risks. If a government project fails the government simply makes up for the failure by taking more money from the individuals who do business. The individuals who run the government lose nothing because they have risked nothing.
It takes a lot more than smarts and hard work to build a successful business. Success involves innovation, persistence, drive, and risk taking. There are a few smart hardworking people in government too, but they produce nothing, take no risks, and are always working with other people’s money.
That’s the difference.
Where does President Obama think the money comes from to make possible these “investments” – government printing presses? Who is really doing the “investing.”?
Every dime the government receives and then distributes to public school teachers, the building of roads, bridges, and other infrastructure projects came from individuals doing business and paying tribute to the government.
It was businessmen who created the American System – not government. The businessmen had to first declare their independence from the British government before it was possible for them to create our American system.
Business created government. Government did not create business. Without business government could not exist.
Government most certainly did not create the Internet. Al Gore claimed that he created it but we all know that was a lie.
President Obama and all the other socialist parasites feeding at the trough of our American government today have completely forgotten that the only purpose of government as conceived by the founding fathers was to secure the rights of individuals so that we could freely go about our business of enjoying life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Barak Obama shows us what evil thoughts lurk within the socialist mind.