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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Well that wasn't very smart... but congrats to her.
    Wasn't very smart??? Why? Because it's possible she could have let the taxpayers handle at least some of that for her?

    Holy ****, what the **** ever happened to personal responsibility?
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Obama declaring the government is a free provider to all is wrong and shows the radical belief in an overseeing all power god-government upon which all success in life is dependent. And his partisans say "Yes master" to anything he says.

    Here's a clue. Education isn't free to the public provided by the government. Education is paid for by people, not the government. The government doesn't actually pay for anything. People pay for it.

    But in Obama's view, the government involuntarily takes money from people, then acts like it is benevolent charity the government gives to people when some that money it took goes back to people - after the government siphons off a trillion dollars for itself of the money it took from people.

    Obama got it backwards. The message should be about government in the statement "you didn't build that," and not targeted down at businesses and individuals for the purpose of trivializing their efforts to try to give credit for their risks, efforts and successes instead to government.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Wasn't very smart??? Why? Because it's possible she could have let the taxpayers handle at least some of that for her?

    Holy ****, what the **** ever happened to personal responsibility?


    What is amazing is that comments like "You didn't build that", take the hard work of people, like my friend, and make it "non exceptional". If her accomplishment was so easy, then everyone would be in her shoes. But that is not how it works. If it weren't for people like her, who are willing to work hard, save, deny themselves, pay taxes and build a business, then the govt wouldn't be spending as large as they do.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Wasn't very smart??? Why? Because it's possible she could have let the taxpayers handle at least some of that for her?

    Holy ****, what the **** ever happened to personal responsibility?
    Personal responsibility? According to the story she opened an "Accounting firm"... oh really? You think if her firm can receive a tax subsidy or break she'll take it then? If so, and I am quite sure it would, why would you not save yourself money by going to community college for the first two years and/or take government financial aid since you are broke?

    There is literally no difference.


    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    What is amazing is that comments like "You didn't build that", take the hard work of people, like my friend, and make it "non exceptional". If her accomplishment was so easy, then everyone would be in her shoes. But that is not how it works. If it weren't for people like her, who are willing to work hard, save, deny themselves, pay taxes and build a business, then the govt wouldn't be spending as large as they do.
    There are a lot of people in her shoes. I got a college degree, of course, I went to community college and took government financial aid because I have a brain. I also worked at the same time and my family helped me when I needed it. But I'm not so stuck up with my head up my ass that I can't tell that I didn't do it all on my own.

    Hell, I even give a lot of credit to my professors in my success. Bet you won't hear many conservatives preaching that.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Personal responsibility? According to the story she opened an "Accounting firm"... oh really? You think if her firm can receive a tax subsidy or break she'll take it then? If so, and I am quite sure it would, why would you not save yourself money by going to community college for the first two years and/or take government financial aid since you are broke?

    There is literally no difference.
    Yes it is obvious you believe such nonsense. Apples and oranges, and doing what is needed vs placing unneeded burden on everyone else. I'm sorry, but while bible thumpers cause problems of their own, this ho-hum get the government to take care of me attitude the left has, and has been working to instill into everyone, is really the lynch pin in the downfall of humanity.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Yes it is obvious you believe such nonsense. Apples and oranges, and doing what is needed vs placing unneeded burden on everyone else. I'm sorry, but while bible thumpers cause problems of their own, this ho-hum get the government to take care of me attitude the left has, and has been working to instill into everyone, is really the lynch pin in the downfall of humanity.
    Oh great argument. So, even though businesses are people, taking a tax subsidy as a business is more ethical than taking one as a person?

    Great job! Keep up the good work.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post


    There are a lot of people in her shoes. I got a college degree, of course, I went to community college and took government financial aid because I have a brain. I also worked at the same time and my family helped me when I needed it. But I'm not so stuck up with my head up my ass that I can't tell that I didn't do it all on my own.

    Hell, I even give a lot of credit to my professors in my success. Bet you won't hear many conservatives preaching that.

    Good for you.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Well that wasn't very smart... but congrats to her.
    There's something wrong with a person paying his own way through college?

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No I'm not. It is merely a fact he had help. As did I. However, it is true I don't believe many, if any, actually do anything great completely on their own. That doesn't mean he did nothing, or that I did nothing, or anyone else.
    If he'd flunked out, I'm sure he would have shouldered that blame all on his own.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    without public infrastructure, commerce would exist, but you'd be paying local warlords instead of government, and you'd get a lot less for your money.
    Without private sector profits, that infrastructure wouldn't exist.

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