This is an insipid argument. I don't actually know anyone who thinks President Obama SAID you didn't build your own business. CLEARLY, he was saying that you didn't build/create/supply all of the miscellaneous services and infrastructure required for you to build your own business. But how that is substantively different is a puzzle only Liberalism can divine. The end statement is the same -- you could not have built your own business without the help of the government -- because it provides the roads on which your customers come to you, and the police forces that protect your inventory and premises, etc. Except of course he neglects to mention the "rich" and business PAYS the lion share of the costs for this. So, they built it anyway.