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Originally posted by stanguilles7
reply to post by jude11
I note the irony of a relatively prosperous Canadian, living under the protection of a relatively well functioning government (your water works your sewer works, armed gangs dont roam the streets, you have paved roads farms that are subsidized to keep them financially viable) complaining about government.
Government is 'vile'? See you in Somalia, then!
I think the kids call that 'first world problems'.
Originally posted by MidnightTide
President Obama: ‘If You’ve Got a Business — You Didn’t Build That. Somebody Else Made That Happen’
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.
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.
Just a few quotes from President Obama's speech in Roanoke, Virginia and it speaks volumes of how that individual thinks. To me, those statements suggest we all should be so very thankful of the government, of how "they" built the infrastructure we all enjoy, and don't mind when we raise your taxes...it is paying back the government, who really built your business.
What a load of garbage, the government didn't build a damn thing. It is the people, their sweat, their tears and their blood that builds a nation. It seems that those in government, from both parties, have forgotten this. Without the people, the government is nothing.
Designed, facilitated, and implemented by whom?
[Obama's] unfortunate remarks over the weekend show an utter lack of understanding and appreciation for the people who take a huge personal risk and work endless hours to start a business and create jobs.'
I'm sorry to hear that you will only listen to people who agree with you, that makes discussion pretty difficult.
Any attempt to refute the above point in this thread will be recognised for what it is; Capitalist mind control, and ignored. Where the Internet is concerned, I may sadly be forced to tolerate the fact that Capitalism's advocates exist, but I will not tolerate also having your delusions rammed down my throat.