President Obama, in a speech to supporters, suggested business owners owe their success to government investment in infrastructure and other projects -- saying “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.”
“There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me because they want to give something back,” the president said. “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,” he said. “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.”
Idiot. If your 25-car motorcade traveled today on a public road or crossed a bridge, that path did not spring into existence by itself. It is there because the tax revenue from a working person and a successful business paid for it. The same source of money that allowed the government (or Al Gore) to develop the Internet.
And yes, results come from hard work. You do get educated along the way - parents, teachers, etc. But ultimately, baring any extreme circumstances that war or traumatic injuries, an individual is in control of their own destiny.
Except, of course, when big government dumbasses like you decide to regulate that unnecessarily.
By the way - where do you think your salary comes from? Hint: it's not unicorn farts.
And - the horse goes before the cart.
Now, do I have to explain to you where babies come from?