Neal Boortz

Last week, Dear Ruler paraded around the country declaring that we needed to raise taxes on the evil rich people earning more than $250,000 a year. As many of you know, this means tax increases on almost one million households that report business income on their personal tax returns – or, in other words, a tax increase on over one million small jobs-producing American businesses. Obama claims that these people don’t need that money and it is a fallacy to believe that this will impact small businesses or job creation. The reality is that Obama has no clue how these small businesses work, and whether or not they “need” that money. It is not the government’s, and certainly not Obama’s role to determine how much of the money a small business earns that business actually “needs.”

Obama managed to top things off in grand style with a speech last Friday in Roanoke, Virginia. In this speech our Dear Ruler showed his complete disdain and outright animosity toward free enterprise with one now very well publicized utterance:

“If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

Really? Obama said that? Hopefully, at this point, you’re not shocked. But let me give you the context for that remark, because much of that is equally as galling. Here’ the entire quote:

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.

Neal Boortz

Neal Boortz, retired after 42 years in talk radio, shares his memoirs in the hilarious book “Maybe I Should Just Shut Up and Go Away” Now available in print and as an eBook from and