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Obama's Rhetoric

Anonymous6062 Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 11:25 PM
Out of context? Obama asserts that the business owner wouldn't be there if not for GOVT. Ridiculous! The West had roads without federal GOVT building them. The Internet needed the marketplace to make it successful. Businesses don't require GOVT to remain operable.
Steve of CA Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 2:39 AM
We live in a representative democracy, so the "GOVT" is us.
ranma2 Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 1:01 AM
Yes a government being paid in TAX by businesses and the people.
And then said government chief, later on, asks for more than the already-paid TAX to give back to the government that already was paid-in-full in the first place.

Are you comparing effective government vs no-government ?
Or are you comparing (tax-rate) vs (tax-rate + "giving back" tax-rate)?

You just went off a tangent. Is it to build a strawman?
Or maybe because... you do not understand what Sowell wrote?
Barack Obama's great rhetorical gifts include the ability to make the absurd sound not only plausible, but inspiring and profound.

His latest verbal triumph was to say on July 13th, "if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own." As an example, "Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

Let's stop and think, even though the whole purpose of much political rhetoric is to keep us from thinking, and stir our emotions instead.

Even if we were to assume, just for the sake of argument, that 90 percent...