Monday, July 16, 2012

Obama: If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that!

Twitter is all agog about something the president said that has been manipulated by GOP jerks to suggest that he hates America/small businessmen/apple pie.

Here is what Republican dolts are claiming the president said:
If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that! 

And here is the whole passage in context:
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.

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 [roads and bridges]. 

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. 
Like you I'm so shocked that Republicans are making up lies about what the president said that I'm about to collapse on to my fainting couch. If you hear someone repeating this one, you can point them here, or just remind the dummy that Obama cut taxes for small businessmen 17 times!

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