Building America via Obama Government
President Obama has a message for all the small-business owners in America who also happen to employ more than half of all Americans: ‘If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.’ Obama uttered that sentence while campaigning in Roanoke last Friday, to explain how government deserves a large share of the credit for businesses’ success because it provides basic services and infrastructure that businesses use. ‘The Internet didn’t get invented on its own,’ Obama continued. ‘Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.’ Moreover, Obama did not make this statement to argue that government should invest more in basic research and infrastructure. He was calling for a tax hike to fund more failing solar firms, bullet trains to nowhere and most of all the budget-devouring entitlement programs he lacks the courage to fix. He seems to think successful entrepreneurs should be grateful and eager to pay more. Only someone who has never signed the front of a paycheck could make such an ignorant comment. … It isn’t easy to understand what it takes to create jobs while making money, but Obama has proven himself extraordinarily obtuse on the subject. In just his first three years in office, Obama has approved 106 new major federal regulations that cost the U.S. economy $46 billion annually, according to his own administration’s estimate. Under Obama, the per-employee cost of simply complying with federal regulations — before any other expenses or capital investments are accounted for SEmD has risen from $8,086 in 2008 to $10,585 in 2010, according to the federal Small Business Administration. That number will rise again substantially in 2014, when many firms with more than 50 employees are slapped with stiff fines under Obamacare’s ’employer responsibility’ requirement. Small businesses already pay the price of big government in more ways than one. Obama should understand if its most successful practitioners are less than thrilled to have him downplay their accomplishments while making the case to raise their taxes.
Can you imagine if GW Bush would have said such things? The media would be buzzing and pundits would be cussing. But not for Obama the Savior of America.
Meanwhile his campaign hit team continues to hound Romney about latest tax returns, and once again Romney delays. Why?
Obama’s life has been filled with lies, propaganda, and misconceptions — making up things to impress. Who writes an autobiography at such a young state in one’s life? Someone who is prepping himself to enter politics, someone who needs to build an image that just isn’t so, someone who has been thoroughly mentored in the art and practice of Marxism, someone who has more than one social security number and whose place of birth is STILL in question with reasonable proof.
Read John C. Drew at Jefferson’s Rebels about what Obama wrote in his book about a girl named “Regina” and the real story told by someone who went to the same college.
I am concerned for the security of our great nation, not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.
General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)
Memo to Fellow Americans: Please don’t vote for “community organizers” and lawyers, ever again!