Boy oh boy. The President has really stepped off the cliff of sanity this time. He was recently speaking with some supporters in Roanoke, Virginia and made some doozy statements. Here is one article if you wish to read it before we move on. Link.
One of his statements that really rubs me the wrong way is when he says “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” For most of his speech and these sentences in particular, he is parroting a popular leftist sentiment recently put forth by Elizabeth Warren. A claim that carries heavy weight with the voting lower economic classes in this country. ‘It’s not your fault that you are poor.’ ‘If you are successful, you just got lucky.’ Well, I for one, think this is some horseshit. Excuse my farmers French.
The statements are not completely false and that is what makes them dangerous. Of course the small business owner had to use public roads and education systems to get where he is in this world. What other choice did he have, frankly? But this is a stupid, simplistic way of looking at it. The guy gets no credit for entrepreneurship? No credit for working longer hours? No credit for taking chances? The left want to completely strip people of their personal responsibility. I refuse to do that. Did every single small business owner pull himself up by his own bootstraps and make something out of nothing? No, but most of them did.
I own a very small business that I started about 16 years ago. It does pretty decent financially. I also have bills that might make a normal Joe’s head spin right off his shoulders. And my bills pale in comparison to some of my friends that have their own businesses. This is just how the world works folks. In my particular situation, did I make it to where I am completely on my own? Of course not. and I am thankful for the opportunities afforded me. But I did build this company from scratch. Didn’t inherit the business or even some other large inheritance along the way. When you say to me that I didn’t build it, well sir, you are going to piss me off.
I can say this for the POTUS, at least he isn’t pretending anymore.