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

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Look at the wingnuts making up something the president didn't say and then getting all mad about it.
    sort of like the obama slurpers accusing Romney of stuff he never did?

    the fact is that your party is full of people who believe in that communitarian nonsense from Obama to Fauxchontas

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    sort of like the obama slurpers accusing Romney of stuff he never did?

    the fact is that your party is full of people who believe in that communitarian nonsense from Obama to Fauxchontas
    Sadly this is the race Obama and Mr T want to run. Talk about anything other than the job Obama has done,especially on the economy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Sadly this is the race Obama and Mr T want to run. Talk about anything other than the job Obama has done,especially on the economy.
    If they talk about the job Obama has done-both of them will be out of jobs

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

    Here's what I get from what he said: businesses do not exist in a vacuum. I'll bet Romney knows this. They need customers to sell stuff to so they can make a profit.

    Unfortunately, it seems like the Republican base has forgotten this. Apparently people start businesses and create jobs out of the goodness of their hearts.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Here's what I get from what he said: businesses do not exist in a vacuum. I'll bet Romney knows this. They need customers to sell stuff to so they can make a profit.

    Unfortunately, it seems like the Republican base has forgotten this. Apparently people start businesses and create jobs out of the goodness of their hearts.
    Funny, from the posters who want to pin Romney to the wall if his words are a bit off, now we have Obama lackeys saying this isn't fair, who know what he really meant.

    The problem for Obama is yes we do know he really meant and it is not the BS cited above.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Funny, from the posters who want to pin Romney to the wall if his words are a bit off, now we have Obama lackeys saying this isn't fair, who know what he really meant.

    The problem for Obama is yes we do know he really meant and it is not the BS cited above.
    Why are you trying to equate this BS to Romney's situation? They are nothing at all alike and you are just a pathetic apologist for the guy who trying like hell to keep something hidden.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    It's funny that Obama supporters have so often gone on and on about how smart and well educated and well spoken Obama is. Yet when he says something that was not stated clearly, they rush to his defense. If the guy is so 'good' and so 'smart', why can't he just say what he means without needing explanations of his words by the cheerleaders?
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    It's funny that Obama supporters have so often gone on and on about how smart and well educated and well spoken Obama is. Yet when he says something that was not stated clearly, they rush to his defense. If the guy is so 'good' and so 'smart', why can't he just say what he means without needing explanations of his words by the cheerleaders?
    There's nothing unclear about what he said ... if you actually reall all the words. Not reading all the words is apparently a right-brain problem.
    "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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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that."

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You're assuming he wouldn't have done it, if not for the support of your grandparents. There's no way you can say that, with any amount of credibility.
    No I'm not. It is merely a fact he had help. As did I. However, it is true I don't believe many, if any, actually do anything great completely on their own. That doesn't mean he did nothing, or that I did nothing, or anyone else.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Masada View Post
    yes, I read ALL the words, so, I don't want you to accuse me of taking him out of context.

    Let me explain something to you, and our ignorant President. And yes, he's ignorant when it comes to business, how they get started, and what it takes to make one successful.
    While it is true that governments build roads, let me remind you that they built roads BECAUSE there were businesses that needed them. They build roads BECAUSE people are going to work. Businesses are not the result of roads and bridges, it's the exact opposite. Roads and bridges are the result of businesses, and the people they employ.

    Get it straight. Teachers are the result of a society that values education, and they are PAID to do it. Schools make tons of money, BECAUSE THEY TOO ARE A BUSINESS. It takes a BUSINESS to hire that teacher.

    He makes it sound as if the internet wouldn't exist without the government. Bull. It would still exist. It was the greatest invention in modern history, it would have still been developed. It existed BEFORE the government subsidized it's development. Oh, and btw, the government didn't invent the internet did they?

    He has no idea what he's talking about. I didn't build my own business? That's news to me, because I don't see anyone else helping pay the bills around this office. I don't see anyone else investing 70 hours per week to increase my business. Liberals will argue, "well, if it weren't for your customers, your business wouldn't exist". True enough, but that doesn't make them responsible for my business. I provide a service and a product that people want and need. If it weren't for my business, they wouldn't get it. Or if it weren't for another business owner, they wouldn't get it. The door swings both ways Mr. President.

    The reason I have customers, is because I have something the public wants. I risked a lot to start a business, and if it weren't for countless hours of hard work and smarts, the business would fail. So, don't sit there and tell me "I didn't build that". Of course I did. Ignorant Obama thinks that all a successful business requires is a bunch of people to buy something. Wrong. Or all a successful business requires is a person who had a good teacher in 8th grade. Wrong. Or all a successful business requires is a good road. Wrong. Like I said, he's ignorant. He's never owned a business, he's never been an entreprenuer, he's never experienced what it takes to start and operate a business.

    Kick rocks man. Come out here in the real world where your income is earned by working and producing something. The only thing he produces is massive debt, burdensome regulations, higher taxes, federal mandates, and hot air like we've seen here. If his presidency were a business, they would have filed bankruptcy already, because I don't know of many "customers" who would buy his "products". For sale: tax increase. For sale: more regulations. For sale: trillions and trillions of dollars in new debt. Who's buying? Those people you see wasting paychecks on lottery tickets.
    I'm glad you read it all, but I don't think you've done a good job of interpreting it. I've been in the real world. Not much I haven't done. SO, let's not pretend you're the master of the world as we know it. The fact is you're reading your baises into his speech and not really talking the words as they are. It is a simple statement that few did it on their own. Be it family, friends, government, or the kindness of strangers, most of us had some help. NBothing is wrong with that.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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