Obama to Entrepreneurs and Business Owners: ‘You didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.’

Posted on July 16, 2012 by


Spoken like the clueless elitist that he is.

The Blaze has the transcipt:

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.  [Emphasis added]

He continued:

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. [Emphasis added]

Read more at The Blaze

What a slap in the face to small business owners. And he wonders why the economy is stalling, when he’s declared war on job creators with his policies and rhetoric?

As Michelle Malkin so aptly retorted: “I am a small business owner, and I don’t owe Barack Obama or his command-and-control planners a damned thing.”

The reaction on Twitter was swift and scathing.

Cross posted at ThoughtsFromAConservativeMom.com