Without consumer demand. If a business owner meets that demand, he purdy much did that on his own.Without the consumer, there is no business. You just confirmed what I said that it takes more than the owners.
"We need to ask some very tough questions of the senator from Illinois. It's not enough to be black, it's not enough to be articulate, it's not enough to be eloquent and a media darling. The only question will be how deaf an ear, or how blind an eye will people turn in order to turn a frog into a prince." -Eddie Huff
Maybe someone else has posted some of the rest of his speech, but here's the line, "You didn't build that."
Obama to business owners: 'You didn't build that' | Fox News"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help," Obama said on Friday. "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."
I don't have that much of a problem with what he said; although his writers should have phrased it differently. In his speech, Obama put the credit for building a successful business on "the system." That's a bit of a stretch.
"It must be because I was so smart," he said, discounting the entrepreneur. "It must be because I work harder than everybody else," again discounting the amazing perseverance, talent and guts it takes to build a successful business.
Successful business builders are smarter than the average bear. They do work harder than most. They make sacrifices others aren't willing to make. To short-change entrepreneurship in the name of, "We want to pay more in taxes," is disingenuous at best.
I built a very successful business. I did it in spite of sometimes onerous government regulation. Did my government give me roads?? Well, duh.
Edit: Now I know where Haymarket gets his talking points. This is his mantra as well. Party line. Sorry, Hay.
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Thank you, Quazi!
As to talking points - it is revealing that you consider the statement about business NOT existing in a vacuum a talking point. Most people not worshipping at that particular ideological altar simply consider that reality.
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