Obama’s Shocking Statement: ‘If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen’

July 16, 2012 12:56 pm 2 comments

While speaking to supporters on Virginia today, President Obama reinforced his collectivist philosophy and insulted business owners nation wide with a shocking statement. Read the full quote below:

There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, 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. (Applause.)

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. 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.

The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.

The President doesn’t believe in American Exceptionalism or the power of the individual – principles that our United States Constitution is based on. He continues to push for a socialist government that he feels is responsible for all innovation and job creation (note his comment about the Internet), while ignoring the millions of small businesses that have driven our economy for over 200 years.

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