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Obama Overplays “We” in Inaugural Speech

jwarrior Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 10:56 AM
Take each neighborhood and realize that the private land owner/developer paid to put in the street you live on. Paid to put in the sewers, electrical lines, gas lines sidewalks. Then private home owners and builders built the houses and put in the driveways. More roads paid for by private land owners than any GUBMINT road.
geotay Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 1:09 PM
Formerly having 200 acres just outside a large city, which we were developing with roads, sewers, power lines, etc., and which the county, then, took three-fourths of to put schools on - for a nominal price per acre - I can personally say you are correct. The obvious reason for the county's 'eminent domain' was, as can be understood by the establishment of schools, was it's very good 'location' - which is a prime factor in value.
We'll get more for the fourth that's left than we got for the larger area.

When liberals make reference to U.S. economic history, they typically: 1) downplay the role of entrepreneurs, 2) suggest that bold government action has driven growth, and 3) fail to mention the scandals and screw-ups caused by federal interventions.

President’s Obama’s inaugural address reflected some of those mistakes:

Together we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce….

No single person can … build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores…...

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