How is it possible that we elected a President that believes the government is responsible for the success of our individual accomplishments?
In case you missed it, the President said this past week in Roanoke, if you have a business you did not build it. The only reason for your success is that the government built your roads and bridges.
These words and the entire speech have revealed the true thinking of this man who believes government is the solution to all our problems. This is why he continues to run up the deficit and why he forces more regulations on each us (like Obama Care).
If government is the reason for all success, then government needs more of our money, that is the only conclusion to his philosophy. How did we elect him, only by ignoring remarks like this that he made in the past because these words are not new if you want to find them. His entire past explains how he will continue to force us to live with more government regulations and thus increase our costs. This will lead to loss of individual freedom since government must grow.
We cannot elect him again.
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Mr. McNaub, please tell the truth and shame the devil. The truth of the matter is most companies, even major ones and especially major insurance companies, got their boost from help with the federal government. For years, decades even, receiving tax breaks of all kinds by heading themselves under the label of being no-profits and receiving all kinds of other incentives and tax breaks, and even sometimes millions and billions of dollars. Then once firmly established, went for-profit.
There's more than enough misinformation and hate going on in America today, leading to all the nuts and fruit-loops acting out and causing all kinds of grief, polarization, divisions and violence in this nation. The lies need to stop. The president is telling the truth. In that no one, no business, no matter how successful, got there on their own. There was always something. Even if it meant purposely oppressing others to allow some to get a head start.
Now, here's an excerpt from the President's speech and what he really said.
"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 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.
So we say to ourselves, ever since the founding of this country, you know what, there are some things we do better together. That’s how we funded the GI Bill. That’s how we created the middle class. That’s how we built the Golden Gate Bridge or the Hoover Dam. That’s how we invented the Internet. That’s how we sent a man to the moon. We rise or fall together as one nation and as one people, and that’s the reason I’m running for president – because I still believe in that idea. You’re not on your own, we’re in this together.” "
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Wow, what a difference when you see the entire statement.