The lapdog media are quick to hop on stories about Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s divorce, will not hesitate to pan cameras on some opportunist lawyer that will give the viewers the breakdown of the prenuptial agreement. But when it comes to Obama demonizing small business entrepreneurs during his weekend campaign speech in Roanoke, Virginia; you may just hear a few sound bites if that. While speaking to hundreds or maybe thousands of his sheeple supporters, he explained that entrepreneurs weren’t able to obtain their success on their own; somebody helped them – our precious government.
Wait a second, so if you were an immigrant coming from the slums of the third world, to seek prosperity in the United States of America and eventually create a thriving, business, employing…let’s say, a hundred that shared your vision and mission for a successful business, you should undermine your self-initiative. You hired workers to compensate for the needed labor, who needed a steady paycheck, and had a willingness to work. The success of this business is usually accomplished without government involvement.
However, Obama is telling business owners and the rest of America that the success of creating a business wasn’t achieved without government support. This is an asinine statement, it seems that he and many others, e.g. Elizabeth Warren, who follow this same ideology, which insinuates that we are slaves to the government.
Ordinary Americans achieve the American Dream all the time, working sedulously to start their own construction company; chefs graduate from the top culinary art schools to open their own restaurants. There are people who have inspirations of being a realtor investor; selling and renting homes to million of Americans. The ambition to utilize the creative mind in becoming an entrepreneur is endless. And when our very own President is utilizing Communist ideology to disparage the success of small business owners it’s very insulting.
It’s important to analyze Obama’s rhetoric, read the entire transcript for yourself:
We created a lot of millionaires.
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. (Applause.)
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.
What an amazing and audacious speech from Obama. His condescending assertion is ridiculous; yes, he’s right, we all have probably received some type of help in seeking some success. The problem with his argument is that just because someone had a supportive mentor or was publicly educated etc. does not mean that their individual achievement should be diminished. Artists and entrepreneurs’ creativity and diligence made them successful, not government or anyone else.
That’s like telling a Computer Science PhD candidate, “however, despite all of your hard work with writing your dissertation on a computer program to help autistic children communicate, you didn’t do it on your own.” “Yeah, we know, it took you 6-months to design the program – by yourself – and another 4-moths to write a 250 page paper explaining your thesis that you will eventually bring into the market, you still did not do it on your own.” Government funded the institution that you attended – private or public – and government educated the professor that you are working with.
Some may have this inclination that Obama was referring to all business owners, from Fortune 500 companies to mom and pop shops, which is furthest from the truth. Many of your major corporations pay nearly nothing in federal income taxes e.g. General Electric and Verizon Communications; these big corporations receive more government subsidies in a year than a five-generation family on welfare. This administration was quick to grant healthcare waivers to big corporations so that they wouldn’t have to pay for their employees’ healthcare. However, Obama was quick to repudiate it after coming under criticism for helping big corporations and not the little guy.
Obama, would not dare to say anything bad about his Wall Street buddies. Why, because they funneled billions to his campaign. So, he turns his rage and angrily insults small business owners, which have created 65% more jobs in the last 17-years.
In the fall of 2012, Obama planted his seed of how he perceived small businesses, especially minority-owned small businesses. His administration dismantled a program–like a thief in the night–that mandated the Pentagon, NASA, and the Coast Guard to contract 5% of all projects out to minority small businesses. As you can see this most certainly eradicated thousands and even hundreds of thousands of jobs in the minority community. Wonder why, the black community is having such a difficult time finding a job.
In addition to his destruction of contracting programs to minority own small businesses, he has also diverted billions of dollars from small businesses to some of the globes largest corporation.
This type of rhetoric tends to resonate with communist and socialist alike, but don’t you dare tell me that my achievements, I obtained was not done on my own. Yes, my parents paid taxes to accommodate certain public services and I will eventually do the same and probably am to this day. One thing that I refuse and will not allow is for someone taking credit for my success.
The issue is not whether America provided a free-market because if you think about it a free market is the hallmark of a free society. I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel pretty free when my government is trying deprecate my success. It’s already exasperating when government is sticking their hands down your pants at the airport, while violating your rights; surely eager to stage false flags to aggrandize Big Brother’s stance. So, what are we telling the next generation,”We ain’t shit, government did it?”