"You didn't get there on your own"

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    Obama is taking an interesting and dangerous approach on the campaign trail, telling successful business owners that they "didn't get there on their own", that their success is predicated in part on the labor and efforts (and taxes) of others. This gives the GOP an opening to say, "see, he hates business owners, we told you so."

    On the other hand, it opens up a national conversation that I've never seen before, building on Elizabeth Warren's comments as she runs for office.

    This tactic is flying right into the teeth of the GOP's strength, that business and employers are the key to economic success. He's betting that the GOP, so controlled by absolutists right now, is going to look anti-ALL workers, not just union.

    Pretty brave, and I think it's a good conversation to have.

    Obama Mocks Rich: 'You Didn't Get There On Your Own'

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    It's not mocking anything.

    That's the truth.
     
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    You had to drive on the road you previously and continuously paid for by being taxed to get to work in order to succeed therefore more government is the answer and the reason for your success?
     
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    Democrats are finally admitting they're Socialists/Communists!

    Praise Allah!
     
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    So, business should thank government for not taking more of what isn't theirs in the first place?

    And just who is paying for this "labor and effort of others"?
     
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    Yikes.

    I think the foundational issue is...

    All, hell with it.

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    Dems 2012: Embrace your inner Mao!
     
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    The "Class warfare strategy" isn't working. The latest Gallup poll is a testament to Obama's failure to make Romney's wealth an issue.

    And other polls show that the average blue collar working is not going to be cheering The O on like they did last time. His popularity is dropping like a stone.

    "An overwhelming majority of voters – 75 percent – say that Mitt Romney’s $200 million net worth makes no difference in their choice between him and President Barack Obama, according to a new Gallup poll.

    Meanwhile, 20 percent of voters say Romney’s wealth makes them less likely to vote for him, and 4 percent say it makes them more likely to vote for him.

    Breaking it down by party affiliation, among Republicans, 89 percent say Romney’s riches make no difference, 8 percent say they are a reason to vote for him, and 4 percent say they are a reason to vote against him. Among Democrats, 62 percent don’t care about Romney’s wealth, 37 percent say it’s a negative factor, and 1 percent say it’s positive.

    The sentiment of independents may be most important, as they are likely to decide the election’s outcome. In this demographic 76 are indifferent to Romney’s wealth, 19 percent say it makes them less likely to vote for him, and 4 percent say it makes them more likely to vote for him.

    Read more on Newsmax.com: Gallup: Majority Say Romney’s Wealth Won’t Affect Their Vote

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/romney-obama-election-wealth/2012/07/12/id/445125

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    Just like a republican to have such a narcissistic and self-centered point of view.
    They cannot admit that it takes more than an idea to have it work.
    If you think your hard-work alone and your money alone makes a business thrive then you have the narcissistic attitude and reality in now way shape or form can make you see the truth.
     
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    The foundational issue is that Democrats are economically to the left of the Vietnam Communists who have embraced Free Enterprise
     

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