Journalists and Democrat apologists have rushed forward to defend President Obama’s Roanoke speech, claiming his words have been taken out of context. Well, I have read the whole speech, but you really have the hear it to gauge the President’s true contempt for entrepreneurs.
In a voice dripping with so much derision you can hear his sneer, he tells us that without the infrastructure, education and Rule of Law provided by the collective, they could not succeed. But those things are available to everyone, so why doesn’t everyone have a successful business if that’s all it takes?
He conveniently omits that it is that same small percentage of achievers who pay nearly all the taxes, who provide that infrastructure that is available to all, not the non-achievers to whom the President panders with assurances that they are responsible for the success of others even though they don’t even pay enough taxes to cover their own share of those costs.
Business owners take risks, and most of the time, they fail, and rise up again. They delay the good things in life their employees enjoy and work long after their employees are home with their families to make their payrolls even when they cannot pay themselves. Where was the collective then?
But he tells us that doesn’t matter, that because there is a road in front of our business, the collective is due a lion’s share of the proceeds of that business.
The President’s words and demeanor expose his true heart, and it is the heart of a bully caught stealing a weaker classmate’s lunch money, trying to rationalize his thievery to his toadies so they will feel no guilt as they plunder those who provide the goods and services on which they depend.