Anytime you take your own capital to purchase the concrete, trees, etc., you have done it yourself. As far as "you took it totally out of context", Obama meant that the business owner only could do it because the GOVERNMENT did all the heavy lifting by putting the infrastructure in place. To whatever extent that is true, how do you think the government did it? With money taken from people who had money, among them many small business owners. So Obama not only robs business builders of the credit for building their businesses, he also doesn't even credit them for the money they "contributed" to the "someone else" who he says did build it.