Jul 26 2012
By GREG RYBERG – Aiken
President Obama recently said that the hard-working, risk-taking and self-sacrificing entrepreneur is not responsible for their own success but that they owe their success to the government. Aside from being insulting, it actually is exactly opposite of the truth.
The hard-working, risk-taking and self-sacrificing entrepreneur is responsible not only for their own success, but also anything and everything that the government manages to do right, which often is not much. The subsidies that Barack Obama received to attend college and law school came from some entrepreneur who either paid their business taxes or employed someone who paid their income taxes or simply donated to the school so people like Obama could go for free.
When Barack Obama taught law school, entrepreneurs paid for his office and computer and salary and benefits. They now pay his salary as president of the United States.
Barack Obama truly would be nothing without the entrepreneurs who have paid his way from the cradle up to now. I don’t expect him to thank them, but at least he should stop insulting them.