Obama: People Don't Get Rich on Their Own

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    Obama: People Don't Get Rich on Their Own
    Fox Nation ^ | 27Jan 2012
    Obama: People Don't Get Rich on Their Own - President Obama - Fox Nation

    President Obama tells a college audience that people don't get rich on their own. Obama's point that without government and paying your fair share, ultimately the successful wouldn't be able to get where they are.

    "We do not begrudge wealth in this country. I want everybody here to do well. We aspire to financial success, but we also understand that we're not successful just by ourselves," President Obama said at a campaign event in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Friday morning.

    "We're successful because somebody started the University of Michigan. We're successful because somebody made an investment in all the federal research labs that created the internet. We're successful because we have an outstanding military that costs money. We're successful because somebody built roads and bridges. And laid broadband lines and these things didn't just happen on their own. And if we all understand that we've got to pay for this stuff, it makes sense for those of us who've done best to do our fair share and to try to pass off that bill on to somebody else, that's not right. That's not who we are," he said.


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    there was a time when Americans loved their country and took pride in it.

    That was before the Republican party started convincing their base to hate this country and starve it to death so they could drown it in the bathtub.
     
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    Just a divide and conquer campaign speech.

    He can't run on his record or his HC clusterfuck so lets pit one set of Americans against another if we can.

    Think we'll hear more of the "fair share" bs througout the year.
     
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    We already pay for all that stuff. We pay endless fees to use the stuff we paid to build. The community organizer in chief wants everyone to be responsible for everyone else and the government in charge of managing the fairness.

    What a stupid ass he is.
     
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    Do tou have a credible link?
     
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    See the rights response?

    They really are soooo stupid they think building our infrastructure is a bad plan.
     
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    what do they spend all that money collected from gasoline taxes on? doyathink?
     
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    Are people so angry with the President that they can somehow justify denying what he said?

    I suppose someone could become wealthy if he was isolated from all the intellectual infrastructure in place due to government spending. But that person would be an anomaly.

    Why aren't all Americans as wealthy and successful as Bill Gates? Because there's only room for a few Bill Gates in every generation. We celebrate the wealth and success of the Bill Gates type because they are the exception, not the rule.

    If one looks at life only through the narrow template provided by the stifling ideology of the modern Conservative, it would only make sense for that person observing through that template to take a good look at himself and wonder why he is posting on an internet message board and not creating the next big innovation.

    But, apparently, that template only allows criticism of the President and not personal introspection.
     
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