Obama reminds business owners, ‘You didn’t build that’

There was plenty of speculation yesterday about what could have made so many people faint during President Obama’s speech in Roanoke, Va. Hot Air has reviewed the official White House transcript of the campaign event and perhaps has uncovered the precise words which rendered so many unconscious — especially those who have built their own businesses.

Echoing Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s claim that “there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own,” Obama told those left standing by the end of his speech that “if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own.” And that wasn’t all.

Obviously these people don’t appreciate that their ability to tweet their displeasure also came from government. “The Internet didn’t get invented on its own,” Obama continued. “Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”

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