Washington, D.C. 7/18/2012 03:16 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
Obama says If you've got a business - you didn't build that
President Obama walked deeper into the entrepreneurial thicket
over the weekend and may have stepped in something. His remarks denigrating the
personal efforts of successful business people have many in the business
community holding their noses.
BARACK OBAMA DISLIKES SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
OWNERS IN AMERICA
The president told supporters in Roanoke, VA, last
weekend that government infrastructure—from public school teachers to highway
programs—were the principal means by which companies and small-business
risk-takers turned their ideas into viable enterprises.
“If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on
your own. You didn’t get there on your own,” he said, repeating himself for
emphasis. “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help…
If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s top executive
disagreed. David Chavern said that, instead of downplaying the efforts of
entrepreneurs, “we should applaud the risk-takers and the dreamers who are
willing to stand out from the crowd. Rather than denigrate what these people
have done, we need to encourage more people to be like them.”
A release from the National Federation of
Independent Business chided the president for “unfortunate remarks” that
show “an utter lack of understanding and appreciation” for small business
risk-takers who create jobs and viable companies by dint of hard work and
unwavering confidence in enterprising ideas.
This is not the first time that the president has
taken a swipe at the business community or demonstrated unfamiliarity with the
dynamics of free enterprise. Late last year he remarked that he believes
business leaders in the U.S. have gotten “a little lazy” in stoking the engines
of commerce to compete in a global economy.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS A LIAR
Last month, he opined that “the private sector is
doing fine,” which was news to struggling managers and company owners coast to
coast who are trying to keep their doors open. Instead, he said, Republicans
ought to be worried about helping struggling state and local governments.
His eventual opponent in November balloting, Mitt
Romney, is, of course, an epitome of business success. In trying to knock
business off a pedestal, Obama hopes at the same time to knock down the appeal
of Romney. More likely, the president is accomplishing the opposite.