WASHINGTON - President Obama says that if you start a successful business that creates lots of jobs, you didn't make it happen -- "somebody else made that happen."
Obama's thoughtless, insensitive, ideologically-driven remark must have come as a shock to many hard-working, enterprising, risk- taking Americans who have started new businesses, often under intensely competitive, even brutal circumstances, and survived.
These are very ambitious people who have dreamed of building a business of their own and becoming employers whose success creates payrolls, strengthens communities and fuels prosperous economies.
Many do not make it. Millions fail in their first try, but try...