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Obama Tells Audience-"If You've Got A Business - You Didn't Build That. Somebody Else Made That Happen"

Zero hedge covered this speech made by the President on July 13 and links to the entire text of the speech


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That non-logic can be applied

That non-logic can be applied to anything.

If you paint a picture, you did not paint it. Somebody else made it happen.
If you write a story, you did not create it. Somebody else made it happen.
If you receive a paycheck, you did not earn it. Somebody else made it happen.
If you build a bird house, you did not make it. Somebody else made it happen.

Obama’s assertion is based upon the truth that in all actions and achievements we draw upon the experiences and learning and innovations we have gathered from others. But his assertion fails in that he is equating the hodgepodge of all those various experiences as equaling the product that you produce from them. The mountain of parts of all those life experiences does not equal the whole that you create with select parts of those experiences.

For instance, the painter draws upon what they have learned from instructors and other painters and their exposure to many different artworks during their life up to this point, and influences from their life experiences. They also use the innovations and work of others who invented and created the various paints, and colors, and brushes, and tools, and canvas, etc. Yet all those important ingredients from others does not by itself equal what the artist does and the effort, work, creativity, ingenuity, insight, vision and skill that the artist applies to create the final product.

It is likewise the same for any endeavor no matter how mundane or fantastic – building a business, working 9 to 5 assembling widgets, performing

Let it not be said that we did nothing.-Ron Paul
Stand up for what you believe in, even if you stand alone.-Sophia Magdalena Scholl

This should be the nail in

This should be the nail in the coffin for Barack Obama.

Obama is absolutely correct.

Wow, language is such a powerful tool. And some people who use language are absolute tools. BO is correct when he says that successful business owners didn't do it alone. If your business is in any of the multitude of regulated markets that the US Government interferes with through licensing and regulation and your business is operated legally, his statement is 100% correct. Your business was built using the help of the US Government to keep your potential competitors at bay. The largest businesses with the most wealthy and influential people controlling them operate businesses in the most regulated markets; coincidental, huh? Banking, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, weapons, communications, food manufacturing, education... all regulated by big sis, all markets with competition controlled by government. Restaurants, day care centers, mechanics, car sales, real estate sales, 'public' transportation, any retail operation... once again, all licensed and permitted by government.

I'm not saying I like any of this, nor that I agree that there ought to be such control of the markets by government. But in the case of Heir Obomber's dramatic statement, he is, in fact, 100% correct.

You'll never solve the problem until you can correctly identify it. Language is a tool. Learn how to use it and how it has been used against you to manipulate how and what you think.

Government does not equal society

that is the non-sequitur that liberals often employ. Conflating the two is an ingenious strategy to enslave the masses to themselves.

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May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you
May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace
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Sure wish somebody else would get around to building a business for me. I've been waitin' on the couch for an awful long time here and nothing seems to be happening.


I love it when ideas are boiled down perfectly like this.

5 stars thanks. :)


I try to change people every day. Do You?


I know, right?

I always thought

the Earth was a Rubiks Cube.

May the LORD bless you and keep you
May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you
May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace
Follow me on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/Burning_Sirius

Let me see...if individuals

Let me see...if individuals are not responsible for their own success, are they then solely responsible for their failure? Or can the collective also assume responsibility for that too?

Ahhh...collectivist's rationalizations are truly insane.

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Presidebt LOL

I read some of the comments and someone referred to Obama as the Presidebt. For name-calling that is not too shabby.


sounds to me like this guy is EXACTLY what the Rominee voters need for another 4 years. They wanna play with Obamas big stick...then give it to them....ALL of it...;)

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

Hear from a real statesman

Crazy Republican Ron Paul Calls Elizabeth Warren a Socialist

Free includes debt-free!

Someone else made it happen..

and got paid for doing it or they would not have done it in the first place.

This idea of eternal debt is what politicians live off as they make people believe that they are always owed more than what they have already received for their services.

They spread discontentment and then extract the profit off the back of the hope of the people of having a better life by getting them to join the gang of discontentment.


I try to change people every day. Do You?

Tell me again what makes the US the Cruelest nation on earth

Over two years in solitary confinement without habeus corpus. Assassinating US citizens. Killing wedding parties on the other side of the world.

BO has done more to destroy the middle class than any president to date. His support for the Federal Reserve and his inability to balance the budget, helping kill off the middle class.

His appetite for more wasteful spending by government has reallocated capitol that could have been used to create real jobs.

40 Million will be subject to shortened life spans because they will be exposed to our health care system.

Just as Bush helped poison our seniors with Drug welfare for viox, statins and vaccines and a host of other deadly FDA approved toxins.

When a politician can't run on his record he runs on platitudes and makes empty promises.

Free includes debt-free!

The US isn't a pimple on

The US isn't a pimple on Hitler, Stalin, Mao, or Pol Pot's asses when it comes to cruelty. If you're really going to compare democratically elected leaders in Washington to those ruthless bastards, then you ought to get your head examined.

I'll see your 4 dead guys, and raise you our elected officials.

elected officials who pretend to be a force for good in the world so they can be re-elected.

Is there a single elected official that can prove that they actually got the votes counted for them? Of course not, that is the inherent drawback of a secret ballot.

Free includes debt-free!


In terms of death and destruction, the U.S. is approximately where Hitler was on August 31st, 1939...

Washington Times


I like all these strawmen that Obama rails against. Like this speech has anything to do with the issues of the day LOL

I felt like I was in church

I felt like I was in church after watching that.

Amen, reverend?

video link

sounds even worse than reading it

bad enough he is spouting this nonsense but his audience is cheering him on

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He did not mention any of the issues!

such as:
- the continuing wars declared by executive order
- the pending war with Iran
- executive orders that strip away freedoms such as taking control of communications,
- the Patriot Act
- an executive order allowing arrest without a warrant and indefinite detainment
- execution, assassination on the order of the President without accountability; drones flying over America!
- the armed invasion of organic farms and confiscation of even the family food along with all organic products

This is a nice folksy speech about nothing! as though nothing bad is happening regarding foreign policy or the terrible debt incurred by WARS and the BAILOUTS to banks and Wall Street. Another YES WE CAN election.

More BS double talk

coded to mean something to his MASTERS! What incredible BS! His words mean nothing. Romney spouts the same coded garbage. Whereas every word Ron Paul says has truth and meaning!

Obama will be getting around to the next COLLECTIVE activity commonly known as the DRAFT, which was just introduced into the collective consciousness by a retired Afghanistan commander, just to get the masses used to the idea...

Ex-US commander McChrystal calls for reviving draft

Obama and Rahm Emanual - Every citizen has to serve in the civilian homeland security force.
Obama Youth

Coded what? Do you really

Coded what? Do you really believe that Alex Jones line of shit?

Key words designed

to convey a meaning he wants accepted by the collective; in this case the idea being identification with the collective as opposed to individuality.

The American spirit is one of self empowerment, individuality, freedom to pursue individual initiative. He is continually encouraging a `collectivist` mode of thinking which is in line with his socialist-communist background, which is intent on power and control of the collective. This is the intent of the NWO international bankers and the elite of the world, to whom I believe he answers, and uses phrases that have meaning to their intent for world power.

Mention a phrase or idea often enough and it gets accepted, such as "only together are we strong", or the word "terrorist" in the case of Bush-Cheney. When first elected Obama wanted every citizen to volunteer, to pledge service to the president, initiated his Obama Youth groups. If you know anything about history his tactics follow the same line as Hitler, encouraging conformity and he also wanted every citizen to train for a "civilian national security force", and it would be "required" or compulsory, according to his adviser Rahm Emanuel. Easy to forget all this over the years, but he is still pushing the collective key words.

Watch the video if you have not already done so.


The "MATERS", are the GOP central committees/caucuses/councils.

Every PARTY has them, and they vet/credential every issue, candidate and delegate, within the laws of their jurisdictions.

THIS is the GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY RP gave US. To go to OUR County and town meetings, as registered REPUBLICAN guests. HE INVITED US, because it is there we begin challanging them face to face, and then run against them at elections for those seats. THAT is how WE take the POWER from them and empower ourselves, and become the "MASTERS" to FREE people, least we forget, many do not want to be free.

When you make your enemy too big to fight, you lose.


Agree Granger! "they vet/credential every issue, candidate and delegate, within the laws of their jurisdictions."

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Can you provide one example of ORomney beating down

individual achievement like in this vile speech?
I understand there isn't much difference in many areas, but let's be intellectually honest, lest we prove we are kooks.

Undo what Wilson did

Thanks for making me smile

"but let's be intellectually honest, lest we prove we are kooks."

Yes I did go a bit overboard and you are right to call me on the Romney comment. Could be we interpret coded in a different way. I see the media use these coded phrases all the time to try to influence the collective opinion about RP. In truth Romney does NOT seem to try to manipulate in this way. He just flip flops a lot and it is hard to tell some time if it is manipulation or ....what? Obama is always dropping phrases and trying to manipulate the thinking of the collective. Well, we will not speculate what he might be if/when he shows his true dictatorial nature...