It is perhaps not too surprising to see that 72% of Americans', in the newest Rasmussen poll, do not agree with the President that entrepreneurs did not build their businesses themselves. In fact, it is downright encouraging to see that the American spirit is still alive in many.....that is if polls are to be believed at an age when the typical American is demonstrably confused about their ideology as witnessed by conflicting poll results that indicate Americans are conservative by a 2:1 margin, while nearly 70% agree have a positive opinion of progressivism. All thanks to our failing educational system and the dishonest media!
I have one more thing to add to my earlier rant for the economic illiterate in the White House:
Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb and his many other inventions because the power grid was built by the government waiting for the complimentary inventions to follow. Henry Ford did not mass produce cars because the national highway system (built in the 1950s) was already built. Wright brothers did not invent the plane because airports were waiting empty for the plane to be invented. On and on the examples go.
The government does not create jobs. The government only reacts to the private sector. If roads and bridges were the only required ingredient (as Obama tried to spin his words later) for success, than no business would be a failure since every business is fronted by a road.
I doubt that progressives like Obama and the rest of the Democrat party will ever understand that government is only an impediment to growth and prosperity these days. As the President's words clearly show, they believe deeply that government must be the center of all economic activity in order to ensure "equality and social justice" (two words I use loosely).
Like with his words earlier (that, as the president, his job is to think about people, not profits), attributing the success of entrepreneurs to everyone else is also symptomatic of one, and only one, ideology: communism. As no one can be viewed to be responsible for, or control, their outcomes in life, it is only the collective that matters. That is pure communism and not unexpected from the neo Marxists that pass themselves as Democrats.
Come November, I am more convinced than ever that Americans will be showing the President the door. We can only hope that he takes as many Democrat congressmen as possible with him and they do not let the door hit them on their way out.