First, of late, I realize just how angry I have become over the attacks at every level Obama initiates against the American People. I am tired of it. Yet, I do feel better being able to rant a bit. And I know it is a rant. That is why I call them Rants.
Anyway, if you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. People, were you aware that the tireless efforts you put into building your business or keeping the business your family started successful is not something YOU are responsible for? Someone else made that happen. Someone else put in the 80-100 hour weeks and often more. Someone else didn't take a pay check so that you could pay your bills or employees. Someone else is responsible for the original thought that inspired you to take on the risks that were involved.
Nope, "THE GOVERNMENT" is responsible for your success or even your breaking even. But really let's look at that.
Let's just take his example (which I find ridiculous but let's go with it) THE GOVERNMENT built those roads that led to your success. Okay... let's just pretend that is true. Just who the hell does this man think the government is? Clearly he doesn't see it as President Lincoln stated <i>" this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- <b>and that government of the people, by the people, for the people</b>, shall not perish from the earth"</i>
WE are the Government, not some heightened entity that lords over us all and spreads its bounty by some grand largess among us like manna from heaven.
We built those roads with our citizens sweat and labor paid for by our taxes which came from the people who had and have the gumption to get up everyday and either go to work for someone who did build a business or go to work building their own business. That's who built our roads. Not an individual entity called GOVERNMENT, but the individuals who make up our government. WE paid for this nation, not politicians who have somehow for the most part lost sight that THEY are OF the people not apart from the people standing on the side on some higher plan.
The current success of business owners is due to THEIR efforts and if in fact their efforts are smoothed by the existence of roads and highways, THOSE were built by others who took risks and created businesses and paid taxes to facilitate the building of roads and highways.
At the end of the day WE who work and pay taxes PAY for the infrastructural efforts put forth as well as paying for the protection of our communities, cities, states and government with our taxes... And I can tell you the way those who are PAID to put into effect what our taxes pay for are handling things.. We are NOT getting our moneys worth.
So, I celebrate each and every one of you who build a business that then hires people like me who haven't taken that risk. I celebrate your contribution to our nation and I thank you for your service and admire YOUR efforts.
Small end note which I am sure will become another rant. Seemingly your efforts at success and your hard work are not something you can take credit for BUT, those people who are on welfare can take credit for their 'work' which consists of journaling,(does this mean if your sit on your ass all day and collect welfare but twitter and facebook you are now working?)and reading self help books is now also work, as well as dieting, and.... well the list goes on and on and yes that will be a new rant.. BUT the efforts of those that bleed and sweat to build businesses can't take credit for that. I suppose those who sit on their ass and collect welfare are responsible for that because they work.