Since the Presidents words are constantly taken out of context, below is the full context of what he said:
We’ve already made a trillion dollars’ worth of cuts. We can make some more cuts in programs that don’t work, and make government work more efficiently…We can make another trillion or trillion-two, and what we then do is ask for the wealthy to pay a little bit more …
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 because I was just 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 hardworking people out there.
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. 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.
The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.
So we say to ourselves, ever since the founding of this country, you know what, there are some things we do better together. That’s how we funded the GI Bill. That’s how we created the middle class. That’s how we built the Golden Gate Bridge or the Hoover Dam. That’s how we invented the Internet. That’s how we sent a man to the moon. We rise or fall together as one nation and as one people, and that’s the reason I’m running for president – because I still believe in that idea. You’re not on your own, we’re in this together.”
No Bob, Nobody is taking anything out of context. We all heard the whole speech. He meant exactly what he said. You can’t succeed without the government. You are nothing without us.
“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 because I was just 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 hardworking people out there”
Nothing he says later contradicts that. It sums up his liberal elitist outlook on life
I do however want to thank the President for this statement.
It is a wonderful gift that will just keep on giving and giving through out the campaign.
And I believe there are millions of them out there, ready to pull the rug out from Dear Leader’s feet.
It’s just that Bobbie Boy is so blind to what Obummer has done to this country that he hangs on to slim charges and refuses to look at and condemn the hate filled campaign that The Thug In Chief is running because he has NO RECORD to run on. False promises and empty rhetoric.
Ricky The Ambrosia Salad just doesn’t know any better.
Taking four words out of an entire speech is taking those words out of context especially when it distorts their meaning. If you dont like the entire speech, thats fine but by any standard, only repeating four words of a speech over and over again is taking them out of context.
In the case of the Presidents speech, leaving out the sentence “Somebody invested in roads and bridges” clearly distorts the meaning of the next sentence when it is taken out of context.
There is something odd about that logo “We
Built it” for a Romney campaign. He inherited his wealth from his father (he is about as much of a self made man as Donald Trump, he basically added to a massive inheritance) and neither Mitt himself nor any of his five sons served in any of the wars he supported. That would be a good slogan for Mitt if he was seeking to run the Mormon church as that is where he spent the Vietnam War and where most of his charity has been directed.
You better check your facts as to Romney inheriting his wealth from his father….
NOT Exactly, he gave it away to charity because “he had enough of his own” from BUILDING IT ON HIS OWN.
I don’t choose to take Mitt’s word for gospel on not inheriting any of his Daddy’s wealth. Mitt himself has blind trusts for his children enabling them to inherit outside of his estate.Mitt was a lad whose family wealth bought him entry to Harvard and other exclusive schools. If you are trying to portray Mitt Romney, son of a politically connected and wealthy father as a “self made man”, good luck with that.
Allrighty then–if Romney’s dad was rich enough to provide Mitt with a Harvard education, the true question then is–WHO PAYED FOR MILHOUS TO GO TO PRIVATE COLLEGES??? We await your pearls of wisdom and an answer……..
Brian, no doubt you will supply a link to one of your birther sites that claims the Taliban or Bill Ayers funded Obama’s education, but the mundane truth is he probably paid like most extremely bright but not wealthy kids pay for a school like Harvard, – a combination of needs based financial aid, scholarships, and student loans.
Once again, good luck with that “Mitt is a self-made man” campaign.
And what grades did this “extremely bright” student get in expensive private colleges??
Oh Yeah, part of the $3 million to SEAL the records. Why????????????????????????
Can you provide his grades? Writings??? Papers??? i will be waiting—and another question—how does someone who never held a job pay for college???
No grades, no writings, no financial forms………….
Brian, I don’t have my own writings and papers from high school, but you must have more room in your home than I. Is there a place we can view Mitt Romney’s writings and transcripts from whatever prep schools formed him so we can see if he got into Harvard via the merit or money path?
Or did they make it into the same shredder as his tax returns?
Most of the so called “sealed” claims are not true.
When the Dims have their two-hour lslamic fest–will women be able to attend without headgear?? Will gays be allowed to attend with their heads on?? That’s tolerance for ya.
If the Repubs didn’t subject their female delegates to vaginal probes, you need not worry about burkas or headgear for the females at the Democratic convention.
BTW, that old pastor Mike Huckabee certainly let us know how he feels about the sound of a female (and Jewish) voice when he slammed Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Very classy, and “Christian” of you Huck!
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