Monday, July 16, 2012

Obama: If You’ve Got a Business -- You Didn’t Build That. Somebody Else Made That Happen.


According to our dear leader, President Obama, successful business men didn't get that way because they worked hard.  They didn't get that way because they were smart.  They got that way because somebody else, "made it happen."
[L]ook, if you’ve been successful, 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.
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help... If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen. 
Apparently when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were busy toiling away in Jobs' parent's garage it was someone else, likely from the government, who was designing and building the first home computer.  When Henry Ford was busy inventing a revolutionary new manufacturing process called the assembly line, someone else was really there doing that.  When Thomas Edison was tinkering away in his lab inventing the stock ticker, the electric car battery, and creating the first ever musical recording, it was really someone from the Obama administration.  When Benjamin Franklin flew his kite or invented the bifocal, it was really someone from the government who granted him the means to do so.

It seems "spreading the wealth around" isn't enough for Obama these days.  Now he wants to spread the credit around too.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Apparently when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were busy toiling away in Jobs' parent's garage it was someone else, likely from the government, who was designing and building the first home computer. When Henry Ford was busy inventing a revolutionary new manufacturing process called the assembly line, someone else was really there doing that. When Thomas Edison was tinkering away in his lab inventing the stock ticker, the electric car battery, and creating the first ever musical recording, it was really someone from the Obama administration.

The guy has a point. People don't invent stuff out of the blue. They stand on the shoulders of those who came before them and also are helped by the ideas of their contemporaries.

theKansasCitian said...

Excerpt from Atlas Shrugged:

“He didn't invent iron ore and blast furnaces, did he?”

“Who?”

“Rearden. He didn't invent smelting and chemistry and air compression. He couldn't have invented his Metal but for thousands and thousands of other people. His Metal! Why does he think it's his? Why does he think it's his invention? Everybody uses the work of everybody else. Nobody ever invents anything.”

She said, puzzled, “But the iron ore and all those other things were there all the time. Why didn't anybody else make that Metal, but Mr. Rearden did?”