Thursday, July 19, 2012

If you're successful in life, thank the government

President Obama has made it unequivocally clear what he believes: No person should be proud of their own accomplishments because it was somebody else who made it happen. Considering this is the same president who believes that perfectly healthy adults should be able to live off the public trough without having to work, is it any wonder he believes that those who do work hard and achieve success couldn't possibly have achieved it on their own? In both cases, it's simple to read between the obvious lines: this president believes only the government can provide you what you need.

In a recent "un-telepromptered" moment, the president informed us that, "if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own... somebody along the line gave you some help. 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."

In this offensive slap to hard working, successful entrepreneurs everywhere, Obama blatantly reveals the left-wing philosophy that the American dream is not based on the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness, but that we citizens are mere beneficiaries of politicians. Of course we've all had help in our lives by people in some way or another, and the government is responsible for providing basic things. But according to our president, it wasn't the liberty to pursue happiness or a strong work ethic that motivated the small-town carpenter to turn his love for building into a successful construction business. No, it must have been the government.

But when the president said that someone must have "invested in the roads and bridges" that allowed the business man to get to his place of work, he apparently forgot that those roads are funded by taxes supplied by those with jobs (jobs that our president believes you didn't get by your own hard efforts).

This is all part of Obama's ploy to convince his potential voters that people not only don't deserve their wealth, but that they didn't even earn it. Laying this scenario down makes it easier to convince his followers that the "wealthy" (aka the successful) are takers -- greedy, selfish people who don't give anything back to society. He wants his blind supporters to believe that the government taking money from one person who works hard so that politicians can give this money to someone else is fair. And the best way to convince people of that is by telling them the "wealthy" person couldn't have obtained what he did without the government's help. And after all, the government is funded by the people, so whatever the government collects, Obama's supporters feel entitled to.

Since he won't reveal any real details about his past, the only information we do have is that President Obama has never held a real job in his life. Therefore, he couldn't possibly know anything about holding a job, let alone what it takes to start a business from scratch and provide jobs for others. He knows nothing about the economy, competition, effort, personal integrity, sacrifice, duty, or honor - the very real things that define America - the virtues that make America work.

Capitalism succeeds because it is based on the voluntary exchange of goods or services for money, and because it mutually benefits the parties involved. There is no exploitation when the exchange is voluntary. But this president, this person who can point to zero real-world work experience, wants to exploit capitalism for his own political gain, and he will insult hard workers everywhere in order to do so.

Don't you think we deserve a president who believes in us? But what do you expect from a man who places more value on his own power than he does on the people who make this nation great?

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