“If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that,” Obama said. “Somebody else made that happen.”
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.
And that someone is Government. YOU CAN’T DO ANYTHING without some government person either allowing you ton do it or guiding you, or inspiring you to do it.
Government is the ultimate Parent! And you can’t do anything without your Big Brother! :)
You succeeding despite bureaucracy, choking regulations, and the highest corporate tax in the world is not your success. It belongs to the village.
It takes a village to raise a business! :)
And if you’re TOO successful you’re just an evil mustache twirling bastard!!
So you owe your success to government but if you are too successful the evil is all yours. And the government needs to come and take it away from you for the good of the village.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky: “You Don’t Deserve To Keep All Your Money”
“I’ll put it this way, you don’t deserve to keep all of it. It’s not a question of deserving, because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together.”
“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.”
Microsoft, for instance, wasn’t built by 3 teenage geeks in a garage in Seattle. No sir. It was government public sector union Teachers who help them do it!
And if you disagree with this government, you’re likely a “terrorist”, a “racist”, “stupid”, “ignorant”, or “foolish”.
Kevin Hassett, an economist with the conservative American Enterprise Institute, said Obama’s comments are “so far from the current debate,” but setting the stage for the administration’s tax argument.
“Obama is trying to create the intellectual space to take money away from people. He’s trying to say, ‘What you do on the playing field would never be possible without the help of the government,'” he said.
Elisabeth Warren (you know, the 1/32 “Native American” professor at Harvard running for Congress in Massachusetts: “There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own, nobody,” she said at the time. “You built a factory out there — good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate.”
You can’t possible succeed in live with government help or intervention.
And in order to succeed we must steal from “the rich” (which it turns out to be the very same small business people) and give to the poor! (who are growing faster than ever).
You are NOT an individual. You are a member of a Collective village and as such all things come from and all things go to the Village.
Obama doesn’t want us to be free. He wants us to be under the government’s control. Even our hard work and achievements don’t really belong to us.
Everything comes from the government and everything goes to the government!
Now doesn’t that make you feel inspired. :)
I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own … I am not a number, I am a free man. (The Prisoner)
Be seeing you. :)