Stooping at the Alter of Government

I’m just going to come out and ask.  Never mind where you were born, Mr. President.  What friggen planet do you live on?  Business owners owe their success to the government?  They owe their success to an over-reaching, over-regulating, highly intrusive entity that limits their choices, screws with their ideas, and over-taxes them?

“There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me because they want to give something back,” the president said. “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there.  It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen,” he said. “The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”  Keep reading here…

Mr. President, with all due respect (pretty much zero due at this point), what were you smoking Friday?  And what on earth are your advisors smoking? Who wrote this drivel for you to read from your teleprompter?  Fire them.  Fire them now.  Yesterday, in fact.

The business owners and the innovators of this nation owe their success to a lot of things.  The government sure as hell isn’t one of them.  Their ability to succeed and grow comes in spite of the government’s continued meddling in the affairs of private industry.  How offensive is it to a rather large pool of voters to suggest that they couldn’t possibly be the reason for their own achievements?

That’s a hell of a lesson to teach young people.  You don’t need to be smart or work hard or sweat and toil.  All you need is Mr. Obama to hand you your “success” on a silver platter.  After all, it’s the government that allows you to succeed.

Except for Solyndra.

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