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Obama Believes Success Is a Gift From Government

Brian1301 Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 9:36 PM
No one is connecting the dots- We hire, elect, people, government, to accomplish tasks, like roads, bridges, schools. And they are able to do this cause we give them the money, taxes, to get the job done. So did we do this by ourselves? Your damned right we did. Unfortunately sometimes we hire, elect, crooks.
Perhaps the rain made the teleprompter unreadable. That's one thought I had on pondering Barack Obama's comments to a rain-soaked rally in Roanoke, Va., last Friday.

Perhaps he didn't really mean what he said. Or perhaps -- as is often the case with people -- when unanchored from a prepared text he revealed what he really thinks.

"There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me -- because they want to give something back," he began, defending his policy of higher tax rates on high earners. "They know they didn't -- look, if...