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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Tell that to all those oilfield service companies in South Louisiana that are losing their asses because of the drilling ban.
    even without such a ban, the oil cos. that engage in offshore drilling would never be in business if they were legally obligated to fully compensate every single business/individual affected by their spills,

    and in a truly free-enterprise (deregulated) system, they would.

    But the GOP has fortunately worked furiously to enact bills that shield companies from the liabilities of their spills, forcing taxpayers to pay for them instead. Hence, those offshore drilling cos., and all related businesses (including those that service the rigs) are only in business because the federal government has regulated the system in their favor.

    Which means, your business only exists because of (the aforementioned) federal regulation forcing taxpayers to pick up the costs from spills, i. e. because the government has enacted laws that interfere with the market to tilt the playing field in your favor. So thank the feds for your livelihood, and stop bitching.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    I admit, I LOL'ed. That could be a fun new Meme.

    Someone has to find a way to shoe horn Al Gore "I Invented the Internet" in with the Obama "You guys didn't bulid that!"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by kamikaze483 View Post
    At a campaign stop in Roanoke, VA, Obama takes a shot at entreprenuers and small business owners, suggesting that they are not responsible for the success of their own businesses.

    IMO, blatant comments such as these show the disrespect that Obama has for ingenuity, resourcefulness, and hard work. I do not think comments such as these will benefit him among independent and other swing voters.

    Also, I find it interesting that no other major news outlet other than Fox News picked up this story. Interesting, but not surprising.

    Quoting Obama,




    Obama to business owners: 'You didn't build that' | Fox News
    Good job passing on some fancy editing for an agenda. you must be proud.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    So if we just waited, businesses would build it themselves, right? Because they're usually about throwing around money and profits.
    Thats a flawed point of view. In actuality, private companies have built infrastructure in the past.

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

    I love the OP, cause it shows how dishonest and low Fox News will go to attack Obama.

    They literally have to pull one sentence out of a three paragraph speech...in order to attack him.

    Their hatred for Obama is sick.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Yep, I'm sure they would have all gotten together and pooled their resources -- maybe even agreeing to some kind of assessment on profits, and formed a group to collect the assessments, and other groups to contract out the work and oversee the construction, and then perhaps they'd have agreed to additional assessments to pay for maintenance and expansion.... Hmm, I think that's what we call government and taxes.
    How do you think railroads were built?

    Let"s pick up a history book.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I love the OP, cause it shows how dishonest and low Fox News will go to attack Obama.

    They literally have to pull one sentence out of a three paragraph speech...in order to attack him.

    Their hatred for Obama is sick.
    Not nearly as sick as the Obamabots falling for everything he says. Aa far as he's concerned, there's no such thing as personal accomplishment.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Not nearly as sick as the Obamabots falling for everything he says.....
    why do you attack EVERYONE who disagrees with you?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    Have you ever tried to start your own business?

    Certainly doesn't sound like it

    Libbos hate business. Of course they're not goimg to participate.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    why do you attack EVERYONE who disagrees with you?
    Awwww, poor babies! I'm not attacking anyone.

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