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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I'd rather have honest bias...than express feigned ignorance.
    Well, you don't have the former...
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Well, you don't have the former...
    you CERTAINLY have the latter.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    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."
    lol

    Are you really trying to claim that "you didn't build that" simply did not refer at all to the preceding phrase "If you've got a business"?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    You are ignoring what he said in support of your ideological brethren....
    again, your feigned ignorance isn't convincing anyone.

    not even you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    you CERTAINLY have the latter.
    No, I'm afraid not.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    lol

    Are you really trying to claim that "you didn't build that" simply did not refer at all to the preceding phrase "If you've got a business"?

    , really?
    Yes, that is perfectly obvious.
    "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."

    -- Adam Smith

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Yes, that is painfully obvious.
    No, sir. That's revisionism.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    All of the voting members of AASHTO are governments or government agencies.
    From state governments, it's a private coordinating body that makes bloated federal agencies unnecessary.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Romulus View Post
    From state governments, it's a private coordinating body that makes bloated federal agencies unnecessary.
    Incorrect. In fact it's like an uber-governmental agency:

    The voting membership of AASHTO consists of the Department of Transportation of each state in the United States, as well as that of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The United States Department of Transportation, some U.S. cities, counties and toll-road operators, most Canadian provinces as well as the Hong Kong Highways Department, the Turkish Ministry of Public Works and Settlement and the Nigerian Association of Public Highway and Transportation Officials have non-voting associate memberships.
    "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."

    -- Adam Smith

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    lol

    Are you really trying to claim that "you didn't build that" simply did not refer at all to the preceding phrase "If you've got a business"?

    , really?
    The point was that, yes successful people become successful because of their own initiative, but also because of the people before who helped them along the way. What's so wrong about that?

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