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Small business owners teach Obama something about who builds businesses


As Twitchy reported last night, President Obama uttered an infuriating and offensive remark, in a seemingly endless list of infuriating and offensive things, during his speech in Virginia yesterday. The President decided to slam small business owners and give credit for their successes to the government. Talk to the hand, small business owners!

No, really; sadly, it is not a joke. President Obama said “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Last night, some on Twitter gave him the business. His statement was infuriating enough on its face, but coming from a man who knows nothing about the real world outside of an Ivory Tower, it is downright maddening.

President Obama who never built anything tells small business-builders: "You didn't build it."

— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) July 15, 2012

Obama is so clueless about private enterprise & business he apparently has no clue when he makes statements revealing what a socialist he is

— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) July 14, 2012

Every business owner should be appalled about what Obama said yesterday. He literally has no idea what he's talking about.

— Kevin Eder (@keder) July 15, 2012

Beyond shake fist-y! Today, some business owners (and builders) are trying to teach him a little something about what it means to build a business and what it entails. Sure, they may not have the vast experience of community organizing on which to draw but they, unlike the president, know what they are talking about.

Sorry Obama, but I & MY husband BUILT our small business at night AFTER our full time day jobs in our basement…WE deserve ALL the credit!

— Pam Besteder (@pambesteder) July 15, 2012

I'm surprised Obama never went into business if it is this easy. Hey, everyone else does all the work! #BuiltItMyself

— Go Right With Jane (@janie_austin) July 15, 2012

Hey Obama, I built my business from scratch, sacrificing, sweat. Something you will never relate too. EVER. #TCOT

— They call me Bubba (@neilonthemoon) July 15, 2012

@barackobama I reject your assertion that others built my business and resent your cavalier attitude toward my efforts. #tcot

— Bradley Erickson (@bradleyerickson) July 15, 2012

@OrwellForce My husband and I built our business. Don't know who @BarackObama's mythical "somebody else" might be. Is he hearing voices?

— Belle Roberts (@BelleRobertsVA) July 14, 2012

@theblaze I built my business by myself. HE didn't help me. I lost my hosue struggling to build my business. How dare he say that!

— Republicandude (@republicandude) July 15, 2012

@Daggy1 so @BarackObama who exactly built MY business? You mean I could have just slept all those late nights while someone ELSE built it?

— RichardUSA (@RichardUSA) July 15, 2012

When Obama says someone else built my business, he's talking stone cold collectivism.

— Equality 7-2521 (@RSAmerica) July 15, 2012

@BarackObama I worked in my family's business & I know what my family did to build it. They built it, not someone else. Get a clue, Mr. Pres

— Douglas Paul Cox (@USSUtahFlattop) July 15, 2012

@JasonBWhitman Also, I am trying to build my own business, so i would LOVE if someone else came & built it for me while I get the profits.

— Maguire Fitzpatrick (@IslandGirl286) July 14, 2012

@capflowwatch Wow, can the IRS bill that other guy that built my business??

— The_Business (@The_Business) July 14, 2012

#WhatObamaTaughtMe That impenetrable maze of regs and those staggering taxes & fees built my business, certainly not my sacrifice or ideas.

— Closet Righty (@Closetrighty) July 14, 2012

@theblaze I think lots of hard work built it! We have a plumbing business-did not see President Obama pulling any sewer cables with my bro!

— Julie (@julmem) July 15, 2012

Obama I built my business and despite your efforts I'm still here. Hopefully longer than you ya ass.

— john kearney (@johnkearney5) July 15, 2012

Dear @BarackObama I built my business. Nobody did it for me. I would be successful in any free country. Our freedom here is decreasing

— Jeff Schroeffel (@capdc) July 15, 2012

If someone else built my business why am I the one who lays awake at night wondering how I am going to make payroll?

— Johnny Martinez (@jmjrpsja) July 15, 2012

Feel better now that I know the government built my business for me. I'll let them stay up nights worrying about it.

— Bobby Boucher (@MetricButtload) July 14, 2012

Bravo and brava!

I am a small business owner–& I don't owe Barack Obama or his command-n-control planners a damned thing==> http://t.co/pme5Opnw

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 15, 2012

That’s right. Michelle Malkin, once again, is creating or saving more jobs than President Obama ever has. Not bad for “just a blogger,” huh?

Perhaps President Obama should listen to people who actually function in the real world. Heck, maybe he should stop listening to Nancy Pelosi, who thinks unemployment is the biggest stimulus to the economy (yummy The State checks!) and instead listen to another fellow Democrat Blanche Lincoln? Remember when she rightly dissed his lack of payroll skills?

She also took a swipe at Obama’s White House, referencing a constituent who “fears that there’s no one in your administration that understands what it means to go to work on Monday and make a payroll on Friday.“

Bingo. But that isn’t the full extent; not only is he clueless, but he truly believes The State is paramount and should run all. Everyone must rely on The State for everything; no personal successes. It’s totally not fair if some businesses are more successful, through hard work and determination. The State will do a better job … handing out participation ribbons, at best, only.

To Obama, people can’t succeed on their own without being tethered to and enslaved by The State.

Update: More are speaking out using the hashtag #BuiltItMyself

Own a business #Obama #BuiltItMySelf, risked my own capital, not governments, quit taking credit for my success

— Diane N. (@LadyDi0723) July 15, 2012

The average small business owner works 60 hours a week. Over 50% work 7 days a week. Obama worked 12 hours last week. #BuiltItMyself #tcot

— Harry Larris (@HarryLarris) July 15, 2012

I want to thank all the little people who took care of my billing and accounting. OH WAIT, that was me #BuiltItMyself

— ن IllegallyChristian (@TalonsPoint) July 15, 2012

I would Like To Thank All The People Who Helped Me Pull Tires Off Cars. As A Kid In My Father's Junkyard. Building His Biz ! #BuiltItMyself

— Bobby Sands (@StarvingIrish) July 15, 2012

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