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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:00 PM

35. Forget the goverment infrastructure -- what about the SOCIETAL infrastructure?

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"I take umbrage at the suggestion that people don't start and build businesses," Maloney said.

That's NOT what Obama suggested. He suggested that people don't start and build businesses BY THEMSELVES, because it requires the direct or indirect help of OTHER people whether they're members of the government or not -- "SOMEBODY ELSE made that happen."


"I started out with 500 bucks..."

Unless you were born holding it in your hands, Mr. Maloney, you DID NOT "start out" with 500 bucks. "Somebody else" either gave you that money, bequeathed it to you, loaned it to you, or allowed you to earn it. If you found it, it's because "somebody else" lost it -- unless you found "somebody else" to steal it from!


"...and worked with my hands..."

"Somebody else" taught you how to work with your hands (either in person or through instructional materials), and "somebody else" invented and produced whatever tools you used.


"...to afford grad school at night."

"Somebody elses" developed your school, hired the teachers, set the curriculum, and decided to accept you. Not to mention the "somebody elses" who taught you how to read and write, and the "somebody elses" who taught THEM how to read and write -- and teach!


"My wife supported me."

By "supporting" you, do you mean that your wife (who is also a "somebody else") gave you moral support, worked with you at building your business, or got herself hired by "somebody else" to provide a supplementary income?


"Started a little body shop and was able to bring together people, one at a time..."

"Somebody else" helped you obtain your body shop's office space, suppliers, subcontractors, equipment, business cards, insurance, advertising, marketing. When business got so good you that could no longer do all the work yourself, you hired "somebody elses" as employees. And of course, let's not forget the most important "somebody elses" of all -- the people who bought your products and services at a large enough volume that you can consider yourself successful.

And never mind the "somebody elses" in the government who organized the building of the roads -- what if "somebody else" HADN'T invented cars in the first place?



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