Mr. Obama made this statement at a campaign event July 13, 2012.
” 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.”
What would the President have said if he were speaking truthfully?
“Small businesses and private investors created this unbelievable American system that has allowed you to thrive. The dollars earned by hard-working individuals and the dollars risked by private investors paid for each and every linear foot of roads and bridges. You’ve got a government, but it doesn’t produce anything. Every dollar that funds our infrastructure, welfare, and national defense comes from businesses and those they employ. That’s who made that happen. Any government research, whether it was material in the creation of the Internet or not, was paid for by the people and companies who use it today. “
Every government program is paid for by private dollars taken from people who invest or produce. Welfare, public health, education, food stamps, subsidies, art, military, police, fire and emergency response, public parks, libraries, prisons, and all other government or public programs are provided compliments of the working and investing citizens of the United States.
There is no such thing as Public money.
Public teachers are paid by taxes that originated in the pockets of a private individual. Every municipal policeman and fire department is paid for with private money. NASA sucks up private money. President Obama’s chef and golf outings are both paid for by private dollars. When the Department of Justice sues a state both sides use private dollars.The FDA, EPA, BLM, HHS, and every other alphabet-soup iteration of public spending got their cash from a private source.
Every dollar spent by Congress, the bureaucracy, the judiciary, or the Executive branch is a dollar earned privately.
Everyone Needs to Contribute Their Fair Share
Anyone who use the roads, telephone systems, utilities, schools, postal system, or gets money in any form from a local, state, or national government, should be paying something. Whether that fair share is a penny or a million bucks, every breathing adult needs to contribute something to the national kitty.
If someone is too mentally deficient, ill, or ancient to participate in the responsibility of managing the nation then they deserve grace, mercy, and to be given the basics of life without cost. That means charity - and they don’t get a vote when designing the charitable program.
The United States is becoming a nation of takers because they want to believe the lie that they deserve a break, an even shot, as good as the next guy gets, or whatever, just because they live here. The other lie being sold to the people of the country is that they are too weak, stupid, or simple to take care of themselves.
The primary impediment to personal success regardless of gender, age, or race, are the Governments of the nation and the excessive regulatory burdens imposed on the producers coupled with the parasitical citizenship they encourage.
Wake Up, America, there is no magic money closet!
There is no magic closet that spews forth public money. Every dollar used by government to provide a service or opportunity comes from a private source. That means BUSINESS.
President Obama and his posse believe that more money needs to be pulled from that magic closet and given to all the deserving people who need more, need more, need more. Where do they want to get it from? That’s right, they want more private money from individuals and businesses to ante up and fill the closet.
Whenever you fill the magic closet so there are more “public funds” to share, private pockets get leaner and the ability to produce more is restricted. At some point the shelves in the magic closet will be bare because everyone in the country will be a taker.
There will be no one left to take from.
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