So Obama says I didn't build my landscaping business, someone else did. Who would that be, Mr. President? Wasn't aware I had a partner.—
RVA Tea Partier (@rvateapartier) July 15, 2012
As Twitchy reported last night, President Obama uttered an infuriating and offensive remark, in a seemingly endless list of infuriating and offensive things, during his speech in Virginia yesterday. The President decided to slam small business owners and give credit for their successes to the government. Talk to the hand, small business owners!
No, really; sadly, it is not a joke. President Obama said “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Last night, some on Twitter gave him the business. His statement was infuriating enough on its face, but coming from a man who knows nothing about the real world outside of an Ivory Tower, it is downright maddening.
President Obama who never built anything tells small business-builders: "You didn't build it."—
Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) July 15, 2012
Obama is so clueless about private enterprise & business he apparently has no clue when he makes statements revealing what a socialist he is—
David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) July 14, 2012
Every business owner should be appalled about what Obama said yesterday. He literally has no idea what he's talking about.—
Kevin Eder (@keder) July 15, 2012
Beyond shake fist-y! Today, some business owners (and builders) are trying to teach him a little something about what it means to build a business and what it entails. Sure, they may not have the vast experience of community organizing on which to draw but they, unlike the president, know what they are talking about.
Sorry Obama, but I & MY husband BUILT our small business at night AFTER our full time day jobs in our basement…WE deserve ALL the credit!—
Pam Besteder (@pambesteder) July 15, 2012
I'm surprised Obama never went into business if it is this easy. Hey, everyone else does all the work!
When Obama says someone else built my business, he's talking stone cold collectivism.—
Dave in MD (@RSAmerica) July 15, 2012
Obama I built my business and despite your efforts I'm still here. Hopefully longer than you ya ass.—
john kearney (@johnkearney5) July 15, 2012
If someone else built my business why am I the one who lays awake at night wondering how I am going to make payroll?—
Johnny Martinez (@jmjrpsja) July 15, 2012
Feel better now that I know the government built my business for me. I'll let them stay up nights worrying about it.—
Drew (@MetricButtload) July 14, 2012
Bravo and brava!
That’s right. Michelle Malkin, once again, is creating or saving more jobs than President Obama ever has. Not bad for “just a blogger,” huh?
Perhaps President Obama should listen to people who actually function in the real world. Heck, maybe he should stop listening to Nancy Pelosi, who thinks unemployment is the biggest stimulus to the economy (yummy The State checks!) and instead listen to another fellow Democrat Blanche Lincoln? Remember when she rightly dissed his lack of payroll skills?
She also took a swipe at Obama’s White House, referencing a constituent who “fears that there’s no one in your administration that understands what it means to go to work on Monday and make a payroll on Friday.“
Bingo. But that isn’t the full extent; not only is he clueless, but he truly believes The State is paramount and should run all. Everyone must rely on The State for everything; no personal successes. It’s totally not fair if some businesses are more successful, through hard work and determination. The State will do a better job … handing out participation ribbons, at best, only.
To Obama, people can’t succeed on their own without being tethered to and enslaved by The State.
Update: More are speaking out using the hashtag #BuiltItMyself