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Obama: I Defy You To Believe What I Said About Business

garcher Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 3:26 PM
A slight corecton is needed to paragraph 4. The government DID NOT build those roads and bridges, they only collected the taxes and used thoe taxes to fund them. PRIVATELY OWNED BUSINESSES, USING PRIVATE CITIZENS, WITH TOOLS MADE BY PRIVATELY OWNED BUSINESSES built those roads and bridges. The government doesn't build ANYTHING!
Joe 145 Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 5:43 PM
I wish that this would come up more often. We just have so many people who do not understand what really makes our economy work. And these people vote. This is a direct threat to the republic because the only alternative will end up being to disenfranchise.
Joe 145 Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 5:43 PM
I wish that this would come up more often. We just have so many people who do not understand what really makes our economy work. And these people vote. This is a direct threat to the republic because the only alternative will end up being to disenfranchise.
Joe 145 Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 5:43 PM
I wish that this would come up more often. We just have so many people who do not understand what really makes our economy work. And these people vote. This is a direct threat to the republic because the only alternative will end up being to disenfranchise.
Riquochet Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 5:11 PM
Exactly!

They do more to stop the construction of roads and bridges than they do to build them.

Obama's desperate protests that his anti-business rant was taken out of context are betrayed both by that very context and because they are a part of a piece -- just one more component of his war against the American entrepreneurial spirit.

He would have us believe that his words "you didn't build that" referred to roads and bridges and not businesses.

Given his accompanying statements -- "you didn't get there on your own," etc. -- that is an absurd construction. But even if that's what he meant, why would he have felt compelled to point out that businesses don't...