Socialist-In-Chief Finally Comes All The Way Out Of The Closet
At last. He finally said it. In a recent campaign speech in Roanoke, Virginia, Barack Hussein Obama peeled back the skin on the anti-business onion - all the way.And, guess what? He’s exactly who we’ve said he was all along: a socialist-progressive who disdains private business ownership and entrepreneurialism to the point of coming right out and declaring: “If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made it happen.” Karl Marx would be proud.
It’s one thing to suggest that no successful business thrives in and of itself; it requires customers. It generally requires a favorable economy. It requires a non-repressive tax system and a business-friendly regulatory environment.
It’s quite another thing to declare – categorically: you did not build your own business; other people built it for you. Period. End of discussion. This premise, which sounds as if it’s right out of the Communist Manifesto, must be believed by those who also believe that it is perfectly legitimate – and morally right – for the federal government to take from you anything and everything it wants to take from you and redistribute it to those who are “less fortunate than you.” Because after all, you selfishly built your business on their backs, didn’t you?
Politics or not, this is a chilling statement to hear from a sitting President of the United States.
There are a lot of wealthy successful Americans who agree with me – because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t - look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something – there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.
Business owners DO “give something back,” Mr. President; America has the highest corporate tax rate in the world. And yes, many business owners DO work a hell of a lot harder than most people. I’ve seen it and I’ve done it. And I’ve also seen, by the way, perfectly intelligent people fail miserably – precisely because they DIDN’T work hard. But hey, I don’t expect you to understand; you’ve never worked in the private sector – much less understood it.
As if the above “spreading the wealth” justification weren’t quite clear enough, O then launched into full-blown socialist mode:
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. 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.
Unbelievable. This guy honestly believes it’s inconceivable that anyone could become successful through their own efforts; somebody must have helped them. If your’e a successful entrepreneur, don’t get too big for your britches; collectivism and the government did it for you. As a result, you’re beholden for everything you’ve built. Oops, I meant to say “everything they’ve built for you.”
And of course, it was the government that built the internet. (Al Gore?) It was the government who made it possible for greedy capitalists to “make money off the internet.” Great wording, by the way: making money “off the internet” vs. making money “on the internet” makes it all sound as if you somehow took advantage of the internet, doesn’t it?
If Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee don’t put highlights of O’s Roanoke speech on a loop and blast it from the rooftops – over and over – Romney doesn’t deserve to win this election. To paraphrase a famous quote from Vladimir Lenin: Barack Obama has given us the rope with which we can hang him in November. The question is, will we step up and do it?
Desperate times call for desperate actions. Often, those desperate actions reveal exactly who we are. Finally.
I know a few very successful liberal business owners; think I’ll go over and swim in their pools this afternoon. After all, they owe me; I built their businesses for them.