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Romney Agrees With Obama: Government Does ‘Help You In A Business’

Posted by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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Romney Agrees With Obama: Government Does ‘Help You In A Business’

The Romney campaign and conservative bloggers have been feasting on a selectively-edited quote from President Obama to argue that he believes that the government, not business owners, are responsible for the success of their enterprises. Though Obama’s comment — “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else did that” — accurately observed that businesses large and small rely on public infrastructure funded by taxpayer dollars, Republicans have used the statement to reinforce their ‘Obama hates businesses’ narrative.

But during a campaign appearance in Ohio on Wednesday, Mitt Romney misquoted Obama, before agreeing that tax payer-funded programs help all American businesses succeed:

ROMNEY: I know that you recognize a lot of people help you in a business.Perhaps the bank, the investors. There is no question your mom and dad, your school teachers. The people who provide roads, the fire, the police. A lot of people help. But let me ask you this. Did you build your business? If you did, raise your hand. Take that Mr. President! This is what’s happening in this country. These people are entrepreneurs.

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Romney has proposed deep reductions in government spending and has even said that the nation must “cut back” on firemen, policemen and teachers.

by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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_Kissy_
by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 2:06 PM
Isnt he Douchetastic
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mehamil1
by on Jul. 19, 2012 at 2:07 PM
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No shit sherlock. 

mommygiggles317
by Silver Member on Jul. 19, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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clockAwfully quiet... Where did everybody go?...lol...

love you signExercising Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding...

Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Jul. 19, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Guess they had to take a t/o from the whining. Everyone needs a break now and again.

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Jul. 19, 2012 at 2:23 PM

 So he did get it.  He's just pretending not to.  Not very sincere if you ask me.

Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Jul. 19, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Character matters...

Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 So he did get it.  He's just pretending not to.  Not very sincere if you ask me.


erika9009
by Silver Member on Jul. 19, 2012 at 3:27 PM

IMHO,

Gov can help by staying out of the way.  In turn however, businsess need to be responsible for what they do. 

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