President Barack Obama’s campaign and his supporters in general come up short when they attempt to “tell a story” as the president recently put it.
Obama’s statements on Friday in Virginia show why many small business owners believe a second term under the Democrat would be a disaster for the economy.
The Washington Times carried remarks by the president, but this is what really hit a nerve:
[I]f you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own.
Obama overlooks the obvious.
You, the business owner, will be the person the cops call at night to come deal with the burglar alarm. You, the business owner, will handle any legal matters that arise. You, the business owner, will take the risk and take a hit if things don’t go well. You, the business owner, will go to jail if you don’t obey numerous government regulations and deal properly with tax matters—property taxes, payroll taxes, income taxes and taxes for your business depending on your classification.
If you want a 9-5 with weekends off, owning a business is probably not for you. Or for that matter, corporate management.
The president comes up way short when it comes to understanding the running of a business.
That’s obvious in some of the applications of his policy—the Gibson Guitars raids, shutting down the Gulf in a knee jerk reaction after BP, the 1099 clause stuck into the ObamaCare bill and later repealed after horrified Democrats realized maybe it would’ve been a great idea to actually read the bill that socializes American medicine for all but the very wealthy.
This is a president whose political DNA is made up of socialist and collectivist genes. He has no way of understanding how to deal with China-style state capitalism, so he capitulates.
But to the people in that crowd who got sucked in by those pretty words and style the president is famous for, don’t be deluded. Most of us are "on our own" once we become adults, at least in the private sector.
Some people are smarter, sharper and harder working than others. Some people have a vision all their own and they are able to assemble the necessary components of a plan to carry it out.
Some people want to call the shots and they’re willing to take the risk. Will former employees help you pay back the loan if your business fails? Nope, there you are definitely on your own.
America’s small business owners do indeed get there on their own. The president has never run a small business; the only economy he knows is one based on taxes that provide the “revenue” he and his Democrats are eternally hoping to hike.
Obama’s words make it evident he has no idea what it takes to create and run a small business.
Obama confuses personal growth with financial growth. That’s evident every day when we sit at our kitchen tables and try to stretch our budgets to accommodate an uncertain, withering economy he should man up and take credit for.
If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.
Those words show why everyone can't own a business. If that's what you think, please don't try to start one. Get a government job instead, maybe in community organizing.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/July 16, 2012)
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