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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:26 PM

Republicant laughing point of the day ....

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.”

“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.”

http://www.nfib.com/press-media/press-media-item?cmsid=60538&utm_campaign=news&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=NFIB

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MindMover Jul 2012 OP
Yeah Its Spin Jul 2012 #1
Yeah Its Spin Jul 2012 #2
Make7 Jul 2012 #3
GeorgeGist Jul 2012 #5
Rosa Luxemburg Jul 2012 #4
HeiressofBickworth Jul 2012 #6
HooptieWagon Jul 2012 #7

Response to MindMover (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:39 PM

1. Would that be

 

the same NFIB that is associated with the chamber of commerce?

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:49 PM

2. NFIB v. Sebelius: Supreme Court Will Hear NFIB’s Health-Care Lawsuit

 

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:51 PM

3. Is it possible that quote was taken out of context?


... I'm not going to see us gut the investments that grow our economy to give tax breaks to me or Mr. Romney or folks who don't need them. So I'm going to reduce the deficit in a balanced way. We've already made a trillion dollars worth of cuts. We can make another trillion or trillion-two, and what we then do is ask for the wealthy to pay a little bit more. And, by the way, we've tried that before -- a guy named Bill Clinton did it. We created 23 million new jobs, turned a deficit into a surplus, and rich people did just fine. We created a lot of millionaires.

There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me -- because they want to give something back. They know they didn't -- look, 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. 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.

The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don't do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.

So we say to ourselves, ever since the founding of this country, you know what, there are some things we do better together. That's how we funded the GI Bill. That's how we created the middle class. That's how we built the Golden Gate Bridge or the Hoover Dam. That's how we invented the Internet. That's how we sent a man to the moon. We rise or fall together as one nation and as one people, and that's the reason I'm running for President -- because I still believe in that idea. You're not on your own, we're in this together.


http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/07/13/remarks-president-campaign-event-roanoke-virginia

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Response to Make7 (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:51 PM

5. Note to Obama.

The internet wasn't invented by the government so that companies could make money off it.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:57 PM

4. Unless you are a Mitt Romney small businesses have to borrow sometime

that's why businesses have gone bust because they can't get any more loans and their cards have run dry! Great if businesses can do it alone but these are a small %.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:55 PM

6. Typical Republican --

claims he never got anything from anybody -- did it all himself. However, check this quote: “I'm sure every small-business owner who took a second mortgage on their home, maxed out their credit cards..." If you have taken a second mortgage or used credit cards, you are using someone else's money. I'd like to see someone start a business without a second mortgage, without maxing out credit cards, etc. At some point, they are going to need some help. I just hope the help is available to them. If Repubs have their way, no one would get any kind of assistance.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:08 AM

7. Not to mention they need loyal employees and customers.

No small business owner can do it alone.

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