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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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fireant's picture

I honestly don't think ORomney smart enough to pull off that

kind of nuance.
...glad you got a chuckle honorRP :)

Undo what Wilson did

But there is some truth to

But there is some truth to it, isn't there?

Did you build the roads? Did you build the internet?

reedr3v's picture

You used to post some clever remarks,

or perhaps we read non-existent sarcasm into posts we didn't take seriously. I'm sure you know the highway system was build to facilitate military transport, the kind of project your government will always get behind.

And had the internet remained a federal project it too would have been directed merely toward a military/surveillance/"security" application, not toward empowerment of people as has happened since it was utilized by private citizens.

WE built the roads..with our

WE built the roads..with our tax money and our own sweat. WE built the internet with our knowledge and dedication. WE do everything except make regulations and start wars..GEEZE.

Then you and I and Obama are

Then you and I and Obama are in agreement.

fireant's picture

As a matter of fact, yes, I did, and continue to pay for it

No, there is no truth in it. It's the collectivist lie full frontal.

Undo what Wilson did

And you continue to use them

And you continue to use them today.

Perhaps I should have

used the phrase flip flops in regard to Romney. But that still might count as not speaking truthfully, uttering untruths meaning nothing, which is what I meant to imply, and not about him beating down business achievement.

I`m not sure how you got that from what I said. Both Obama and Romney tend to utter meaningless statements.

I think you have completely missed the point of my rant, which is about both men speaking in meaningless phrases!

fireant's picture

You wrote:

Romney spouts the same coded garbage
Clearly he doesn't.
And while yes, they do both spew meaningless garbage, this in your face collectivist speech by OBarry does not fall into that category. It is a new paradigm for presidential rhetoric, and it should send chills down all our spines.

Undo what Wilson did

It does!

`it should send chills down all our spines.``

I could probably find an example of Romney speaking coded garbage to influence the collective thinking. The media does it all the time. It has become a way of doing things; subtle brainwashing by dropping key phrases and repeating them until they are accepted as truth.

Ron Paul seems the only one who speaks truth without attempting to manipulate or brainwash. And look what the MEDIA did to RP with their coded phrases and lies designed to lead people to form the opinion they wanted!

A man with no business experience

Tells business owners they don't understand their business

What a troll.

Anybody but Obama


fireant's picture

Ah yes, we must pay into the collective in order to atone for

our greed. No one is exceptional. We must all share and share alike.
Eureka! I think I'm getting it!

Undo what Wilson did

In a sense he is right. But his objective is wrong.

It is perfectly true that no-one builds any business entirely alone. Even the individual business owner has services he or she uses in order to deliver their own goods or services to the public or other businesses. This is a self evident axiom. Even the individual artist creating paintings or sculptures must depend upon his agent or art galleries to promote his work to the public.

However it takes a leap of faith to go from that reality to the implication Obama makes that government is the unifying entity in this co-operation. In his mind government represents the great togetherness that we all aspire to whether we are aware of it or not. We can look to government to organise us and bring us all together productively to achieve great things and he will be there at the head of the government to make it all happen.

What he is selling is government worship. He will have many buyers because very few can see past the snake oil pitchman speaking to their deepest human desires for a brotherhood of man. Ultimately people want to have something to believe in and Obama is simply saying believe in me, we are all in this together and together we can. It is a reprise of 2008. It's deja vu all over again.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Obama: GM is Number 1 !

Obama: I said I'm betting on America's workers. (Applause.) I’m betting on American industry. And guess what? Three years later, GM is number one again and the American auto industry has come roaring back.


How about that bailout

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Obama:So What I want to do is:

So what I want to do is, I want to let every single person refinance their homes and save about $3,000 a year because you’ll spend that $3,000 on some of these stores right here in downtown.


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Romney likes using government to intervene in the economy too

Mitt Romney to Wolf Blitzer 2009:

I think there is need for economic stimulus. Americans have lost about $11 trillion in net worth.


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lol, always using band-aids

lol, always using band-aids to cover the wound instead of taking the medication to rid the infection

Bandaids bought with government money that was

either taxed away from another citizen or printed by the federal reserve

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and the sky is blue.

and the sky is blue.

now, how about creating more businesses/jobs by reducing frivolous regulations?