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

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Yes and that's unbelievably stupid that people will actually fall for it you need the context.
    You are a socialist....of course you don't have a problem with his socialist ideals.

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

    Here's the whole thing btw:

    President Obama, in Roanoke Virginia - 2012-07-13 - YouTube

    It's hilarious that he complains about negative ads.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    I hate both of the candidates. Obama is not socialist in any way he is somewhere between centre and centre-right. I'm also a social democrat not a socialist.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    I hate both of the candidates. Obama is not socialist in any way he is somewhere between centre and centre-right. I'm also a social democrat not a socialist.
    How do you know Obama isn’t a socialist? Social democrats are socialists….but whatever…obviously you’re confused.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    HA! I never thought that a campaign stop in my little old city would create a national story.

    What Obama said, in its entirety, isn't horribly off base. Neither are those who would tell the exact same story but focus on the individual. The reality is that situations of success can be attributed both to the individual and to the environment they've had around them. The difference of course is the desire to highlight one or the other...to highlight the community or highlight the individual. It'll be interesting to see which thing people buy into larger this year.
    Ya it is. Just because people exist and didn't stand in your way, doesn't mean that they helped you. That is an insane fallacy.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    I hate both of the candidates. Obama is not socialist in any way he is somewhere between centre and centre-right. I'm also a social democrat not a socialist.

    Then maybe you'll want to change your lean, which states you're a socialist.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    I noticed in the video that Obama gave credit to the building of roads and infrastructure and then stated, "you didn't build that."

    Of course big government paved the way. Right...
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    For those interested in a reading of it without any additional outside commentary and other such things....Transcript for you from the white house

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    The money quote in full

    There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, 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. (Applause.) 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. The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires

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

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    How do you know Obama isn’t a socialist? Social democrats are socialists….but whatever…obviously you’re confused.

    Basically Obama is a corporate fascist in his model of the economy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    I noticed in the video that Obama gave credit to the building of roads and infrastructure and then stated, "you didn't build that."

    Of course big government paved the way. Right...
    And, the part he conveniently leaves out, is that without the private sector the government wouldn't exist.

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