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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

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    This is where you are wrong, and the reason why bloated government is unnecessary. All those decisions are made by AASHTO (a private organization)...then the FHWA (government) nods its head in agreement for multiple billions of wasted dollars. I bet you didn't know that. There is hardly a proper role for government other than lawmakers approving overall plans.
    All of the voting members of AASHTO are governments or government agencies.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    this is nothing but feigned ignorance of his point & his intent.

    he was NOT accusing business-owners of not building & creating their own businesses.

    any suggestion of such is just dishonest absurdity.
    Really. Suggesting that business owners didn't get where they were without Govt is not the same thing as accusing business owners of not creating their own business? I mean, apparently, without govt, they wouldn't have "built that!"


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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Let me help you people out there. Obama didn't say "You didn't build [your business]."

    Obama said "You didn't build [those roads]."

    So unless you built the roads with your own bare hands, shut the **** up!
    No, what he said is:

    "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."

    Where did he say "You didn't build those roads!"
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    ...Logic is not your strong suit, is it?
    based on your failed reading of Obama's quote, you're clearly projecting.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    ..."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."

    Where did he say "You didn't build those roads!"
    again, you are just feigning ignorance to support your ideological brethren on this issue.

    you're intelligent, and you know what Obama really said.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    based on your failed reading of Obama's quote, you're clearly projecting.
    I would say the disconnect is more in your worshipful bias.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I would say the disconnect is more in your worshipful bias.
    I'd rather have honest bias...than express feigned ignorance.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    again, you are just feigning ignorance to support your ideological brethren on this issue.

    you're intelligent, and you know what Obama really said.
    Well, he said that somebody invested in roads and businesses, and if you've got a business, you didn't. Yes?
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    again, you are just feigning ignorance to support your ideological brethren on this issue.
    You are ignoring what he said in support of your ideological brethren.

    you're intelligent, and you know what Obama really said.
    I know clearly that he undercut the effort of the entrepreneur and over inflated that of govt.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    No, what he said is:

    "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."

    Where did he say "You didn't build those roads!"
    Correction, what he said was:

    "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.[/U][/I][/B] 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 necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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