In case you weren’t already convinced that President Obama is anti-capitalism and anti-success, his comments from a recent speech are sure to clear that confusion right up.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: And, you know, there are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me. Because they want to give something back. They know they didn't – look, if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think, well, it must be just because I was so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something. There are a whole bunch of hard working people out there.
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
“This is great,” Glenn said on radio this morning in reaction to the President’s remarks.
Yes, successful people rely on others to help them get to where they are – Glenn is a perfect example of this – but the President took the idea to a whole different extreme when he insinuated that successful people are only successful because of the government.
That makes so much sense.
The misconception that only the people who run a company benefit from it's success, creating that pesky 1%, is ludicrous. Glenn went around the radio room pointing out that Stu, Pat, and even Jeffy had all financially and personally benefited from Glenn's success. They helped him become a radio superstar, and in return they have become successful as well. Glenn said that kind of mutual benefit happens when companies are run right, and when it doesn't happen those businesses usually do not last.
With Obama’s logic in place, one has to wonder how someone like Henry Ford became so successful.
“Now I have to ask,” Glenn said sarcastically. “How was Henry Ford successful if there weren't roads?! There weren't roads! We had to build the roads for the cars that Henry Ford built!”
“How was he successful? How is that possible,” he continued. “Henry Ford failed three times, three times. He tried the assembly line three times. He kept going to investors, not the government, the investors and saying, Okay, I know I blew it the last time, but this time I've got it and then he blew it the second time. Okay, okay, okay. Guys, guys, this time I've got it. Finally he got it. It took him, like, 15 years.”
So can we thank the government for Ford’s success? No! But we can thank the group of private investors who believed in Ford and his idea.
“Now, Mr. Obama says that if you succeed in America you didn't do it on your own,” Glenn said. “Well, you know, tell me something, Mr. Obama. How come Solyndra has failed? You are trying to force people. You're forcing towns and states, you're forcing insurance companies, you're forcing everybody to depend on you. We don't want to depend on you! We don't want you! We don't want the big, fat government in our lives!”
Based on Obama’s comments it seems as though he places no value on the individual. He is essentially saying the playing field is leveled because everyone is exactly the same.
“Give a monkey enough time and he'll invent a car. Give a monkey enough time and he'll write the Bible,” Glenn said. “No, he won't. No, he won't. Not everybody is a great writer. Not everybody is a genius. Not everybody can do what you do. We're all unique. Whatever it is you're doing in your job right now, I can guarantee you I can't do it.”
“It's such communist philosophy,” Pat added. “We are all the same. We’re all exactly the same.”