When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Monday, July 16, 2012

Obama: 'If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen'

OK--this ranks up there with Obama's "the private sector is doing fine" remark a few weeks ago--

PICKET:(VIDEO) Obama: 'If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen' - Washington Times.

That's right--no personal initiative, no sacrificing, no hard work needed to succeed in business--"somebody else made that happen."  And who's that somebody else?  Why the government of course:

Obama: "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." (Washington Times)

But didn't Al Gore invent the internet? (LOL)

Seriously, neither Al Gore (who said "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet") nor "the government" can take sole credit for "creating the internet."  The internet, as we know it today, developed over time from a lot of different sources.  Obama should know better--and if he doesn't, he can read this article on Wikipedia which will educate him so he can stop misinforming the public. On thing is indisputable, the internet didn't "take off" until government "got out of the way"--History of the Internet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Internet was commercialized in 1995 when NSFNET was decommissioned, removing the last restrictions on the use of the Internet to carry commercial traffic."

As far as Obama's position that "If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen"--no wonder the public is so misinformed, even the President is ignorant.


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