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Business Hits Back Over Obama’s “You Didn’t Build That” Remark [POLL]

Obama insults business leaders with 'you didn't build that' remark
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President Obama is taking serious fire for his weekend comments about small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Over the weekend, Obama told supporters during a rally in Roanoke, VA, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made it happen.” Obama believes nobody in America ever made it without the help of the government.

Now he is getting shelled by groups from all sides for his insensitive remarks.  The National Chamber of Commerce said he was slighting the remarkable achievements of extraordinary individuals. The National Federation of Independent Business had this to say:

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.”

Obama, perhaps borrowing a page from Al Gore, claims the government created the Internet so that companies could make money off it. He claims nobody ever did anything on their own when it comes to success, trying to shoehorn government’s role in everyone’s lives. Economist Ken Hasset from the American Enterprise institute had this to say about the president’s remarks:

Obama is trying to create the intellectual space to take money away from people. He’s trying to say, ‘What you do on the playing field would never be possible without the help of the government.’”

What are YOUR thoughts?  Do you believe you’ve never done anything without help from the Feds?  Take our poll.

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