Obama was trying to make the point, I think, that the evil Republicans don't want to do anything but cut taxes on wealthy people and that means they don't want good roads or police officers on the streets or clean water or a working highway system. See, shipping trucks have to drive products on roads and teachers have to provide education so that a student has the knowledge needed to work and Republicans are evil. Especially Mitt Romney, who is very successful and also very wealthy.
Never mind that Barack Obama has absolutely no work experience in the private sector. At all.
Here is some response from those on the ground trying to do the work that Barack Obama has never done in his adult life.
National Federation of Independent Business’ statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 16, 2012 — The following statement is the response from NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner to President Obama’s declaration over the weekend that “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”President Obama doesn't have a clear understanding that the government does not create jobs. People create jobs. Government can provide an atmosphere friendly to job creation - responsible regulations, common sense tax reforms, and so on. President Obama has never created a business. He has never been responsible for payroll. He has not lived a life of personal sacrifice to grow a business in his community.
“What a disappointment to hear President Obama’s revealing comments challenging the significance of America’s entrepreneurs.
“His 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.
“I’m sure every small-business owner who took a second mortgage on their home, maxed out their credit cards or borrowed money from their own retirement savings to start their business disagrees strongly with President Obama’s claim. They know that hard work does matter.
“Every small business is not indebted to the government or some other benefactor. If anything, small businesses are historically an economic and job-creating powerhouse in spite of the government.”
This economic recession has the worst recovery on record. It is the slowest recovery of any recession since the Great Depression. This president has surrounded himself with those who have book knowledge of the economy and little in real life experience. When he does form a committee for advice from those in the business community, he turns around and ignores the advice presented to him.
President Obama holds out the government as the creator of the Internet and all the jobs that have come with its expansion. Well, the Internet was created through the Defense Department which is the very department that Barack Obama continues to whittle down at every opportunity.
President Obama holds out the space program created by President Kennedy as a shining example of taxpayer investment into a government sponsored job creator. Unfortunately Barack Obama shut down the moon program.
President Obama has a disturbing record of rewarding his big bucks campaign contributors with plum mega million stimulus spending money. He practices crony capitalism. You may remember candidate Barack Obama spoke negatively of such practices in 2008. That was then, this is now.
With no experience in private enterprise, President Obama offers straw men in his campaign stump speeches to paint Republicans and Mitt Romney as the bad guys. This is not the remedy Americans and business owners and job creators need to pursue our economic recovery.
We need a real business man in the White House to turn this economy around, to accelerate the recovery. Americans need to retire Barack Obama.