Thursday, July 19, 2012

He Meant Every Word

Last week President Obama went public with his anti-business, collectivism, view for America. Unless you get all your news from ABC, CBS, or NBC, you have heard excerpts from his speech last Friday in Roanoke, Virginia.

While Obama's apologists claim that portions of the speech were taken out of context, there is no doubt that every word he said was carefully crafted to promote his class warfare strategy for reelection. He would have his followers believe that the successful are ruthless, greedy, and don't pay their fair share. Never mind that the successful are paying most of this nation's taxes.

His statement that, "If you’ve got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.", would be laughable if it were not borderline Communist babble. He also mentioned that it's not just hard work and intelligence that creates a successful business.... his way of saying that successful people are just luckier than his entitlement base. 

He feels that government is mostly responsible for any business's success. From roads, to schools, to police and fire protection..... how would he explain the 80% of new businesses that fail? Even though they also have these government services. If government is responsible for profitable businesses, should they not also be accountable for the vast majority that fail? 

The entire speech was nothing more than Obama telling his base that they are as smart and work as hard as business owners... and, in fact, they deserve a lot of credit for those that succeed. The speech featured the Divider in Chief telling them that everyone gets a "participation trophy" in his America.