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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

You didn't build that

A particularly odious statement from the president:

"If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

That's rich, coming from someone who literally built nothing, created nothing, did nothing that relied on his own resources.

It echoes the hateful statements of the Democrats' hand-picked Massachusetts Senate candidate, Elizabeth Warren.

Let's state the obvious. Government functions such as the military and police, protecting personal and intellectual property rights, help in allowing people to profit from what they build. But these functions help everyone, and are available to everyone's benefit, yet not everyone builds something.

Take, for example, this funny website, You Didn't Build That. Barack Obama is the spiritual godfather of this site, but he didn't build it. Clever individuals adapted pictures and memes to make an enjoyable read.


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