"If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." That's Obama's newest, off-teleprompter gaffe and this one is not going to blow over.
In one sentence Obama alienated the core of a country. In one failed swoop he slapped every face of every job creator, private sector wage earner and up and coming entrepreneur in America.
Obama climbed the rungs of his American success story on the backs of these business taxpayers and job creators. His inept perceptoin of America's business system crystalized his Community Organizer lifetime into a transparent nutshell of blathering incompetence. Else Obama is so bent on a socialist/communist government-run society that his humility takes second seat only to his Progressive Left's Alinsky style "collective good" agenda. Either way, America is in dire straits with this guy at the helm.
What's coined now as The Roanoke Incident is a personification of "the king who wore no clothes"Â child's tale. Obama is clueless about America's business and its system. There is no wondering why he's been a daft failure at stimulating American jobs and economy. If there ever was any cause for doubt, there can be none now.
Obama's Roanoke Incident
Obama elaborated on his remarks, saying, (click longer version link)
"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 American business 'system' that Obama praised is capitalism. The people who created that system were America's founding fathers, who left us with our U.S. Constitution to protect it. Ours is a unique system under which people do thrive.
The people who build the businessmen's buildings thrive because the businessmen who built on their ideas paid architects and engineers and builders to build their buildings. They paid a gobblygook of government fees and property taxes so they could build their buildings to build upon their ideas. No one gave them buildings or streets or bridges.
On top of the genius and sheer will it took to bring their ideas to fruition, business owners borrowed money at great personal risk; or they spent their personal, saved, hard earned money to be able to pay all of the people and material involved. The builders who built the streets and bridges and buldings used their personal resources, too, to competitively bid for the building contracts, because they also thrive under capitalism.
Everyone paid taxes and fees to a government that did relatively nothing in comparison. The streets and bridges that the businesses paid for are called 'infrastructure' and the infrastructures as well as the business benefitted entire communities of people and other businesses.Â
That is the system of capitalism. That is how captialism works.
I don't recall Obama making a habit of using that word, "infrastructure," with all of the 'shovel-ready' jobs he's 'created,' which brings to question whether he's even read a business plan. No wonder all of his "investments," made at no risk to his life's earnings, went belly up except what his chums funnelled back into his campaign coffers. Maybe he thinks we're all too dumb to understand big words or he's just playing to that audience.
We have a president who has less concept of this free American business market than I do.
To understand how a man with such sparse knowledge can become a president, you have to understand two things that weren't vetted by the Left's Main Stream Media and which most will still continue to excuse and play down if not manipulate all together.
A Community Organizer operates programs using government money, our tax money. They apply for grants and receive donations. Then they add all of those sources of money awarded to them and the total becomes their budget.
If they haven't spent all of their budget at the end of the year they rush to buy extra things, to spend what money is left. Their "worth" is determined by spending. If they don't spend all of a grant's award the first time around, when they apply for the grant again they wouldn't qualify for the same amount of money because they'd have proven the program didn't need that much money. Goverment's goal is to spend their budget.
Private business' goal is to save as much of their bottom line as possible, i.e., to make a profit, so they can reinvest to grow their business. That's how (and why) private business is the job creator, government is not. We have a budget spending president who's a little confused about that.
Obama's Community Organizer personal career consists of a lifetime of living off of andÂ spending other people's money, tax money. Obama has never meaningfully worked for a private business with a boss. He has never owned his own business.
He's never been pushed to: Get to work early or stay late without pay under pressure of keeping his job; to purchase company assets like furniture, fixtures, machinery, and equipment, with his own money at risk to pay for it; to not extend his lunch hour, not waste printer ink or paper or to know and do every job of everyone else in the company, like private business owners do.
Obama hasn't had to worry about shoveling snow from his publicly-owned private business sidewalk for fear he could lose his family's home and his business if someone sued; or where smelly Occupiers camp for days because it is "public property," dropping his sales to nil until they decide they've enjoyed enough of it. Or keeping sky-high liability insurance and taking all the risks for the product he produces and worrying if the government would confiscate his investment all together under some asinine Public Domain law.
All of his life Obama has collected paychecks from free, other people's tax money. He's not had to develop a work ethic and he's not had to worry about paying a bank business loan or losing his home because it's collateral on a business loan. Obama has never had to worry about losing his life's savings because he's tied it all up in his own business at sole risk to himself and his family.
Government has the very least to do with small business owners developing their business ideas into successes. Government's Progressive regulations and red tape are the small business owner's biggest deterrents and worst nightmares. By the time business owners do make a profit, not before 5-years under good economic conditions, they've already given everything they have from their personal arsenals, financial and otherwise, repaying in kind any like support they'd received from others along the way.
But for the small businesses and their taxes and the jobs they create and the paychecks they pay that pay more taxes as a result of those jobs, there could be no government services for "the collective" to enjoy.
And this is a president's gratitude. Shame on you, Mr. Obama. Shame on you.Â