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You Didn't Build That!

Jul. 24, 2012

Somebody Else™ Made it Happen


What He Really Meant™

A shorter, more accurate version of a recent Obama ad “clarifying” what he meant.



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81 Comments

Largeness in Michigan said:

Basics 101 - What do all of the pictures in today's Humor post have in common? They were all the result of PRIVATE investment before hand and Government REGULATION after the fact. Does that make the Obuminator Dyslexic?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Larry in Houston said:

If any of you idiots had actually READ what the President SAID, you'd know the "that" he was referring to as what those businessmen didn't build was the roads and bridges they use to transport their materials, finished goods, equipment, supplies, and employees to and fro.

LEARN TO READ and quit pulling sh!t out of context for the fun of it. It just makes you look stupid.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Craig in Cleveland, TN replied:

Actually, you are making yourself look stupid. The infrastructure that we have to today is because of someone else inventing something. Henry Ford invented the Model T, which in turn helped pave the way for the roads and bridges that we use today. Before Henry Ford, roads and bridges were not like they are today.........infrastructure happened because someone else invented something that created a need for that infrastructure.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM

H. L. Hill in Calera, Alabama replied:

Obammer wants you to think that his socialist government willprepare the way.
DO NOT DRINK THE KOOL AID. vote ROMNEY

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 5:11 PM

copakeman in Hillsadale replied:

before the first automobile was built, we used horses. horses didn't need paved roads.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Sailor in New Jersey replied:

So, would you go back to seddle a pony or just drive your car on the roads Obama build? He seems very handy......

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 5:16 AM

Nick in Santa Cruz replied:

ok, will tear up all the roads and everyone can go back to riding horses. It will be pretty interesting with 200,000,000 million horses everywhere shitting on everything.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 8:29 PM

LASmith in Richmond, VA replied:

Interesting choice of "justificarion." Before Henry Ford's automobile, paved roads weren't needed, nor economically feasible. Chickend and eggs, my man, chickens and eggs.

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Joe in MA. replied:

Your wrong roads were needed. Remember they still had wagons and buggies these and the need to move heavy loads prompted the building of toll roads before cars commonly used them or trucks replaced wagons.

Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Nick in Santa Cruz replied:

@ Craig, your point is? Without the collaborative effort between inventors and the government you wouldn't have cars or roads to ride on. Without Jobs and gates and the gov creating the internet we wouldn't of ever had a silicon valley for all those private business to innovate.No one invented going to the bathroom but local governments and the feds have built sewers for centuries.You really have a jaded a view of what are government actually does, Have a look at the link - http://www.governmentisgood.com/articles.php?aid=7

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Lars Olfen in Las Vegas, NV replied:

Gee Larry, if you had read what Dear Leader said (ever) you would understand he is insecure, egomaniacal, a liar (Joe Wilson was correct), a statist, a collectivist, a jealous envious simpleton. He and his ilk wants to destroy the fabric of the traditional institutions of the United States; i.e. classical education, religion, family. If you are so blind you cannot see this, well, you are the one that is stupid. No, I DO NOT buy into the left/right dichotomy, the (R)'s are just as guilty as the (D)'s are. Yes, George Bush did do all that too. Wake up.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM

TR in Waco TX replied:

Larry in Houston... cool aid drinker.... If you think he's giving anyone credit for building anything without government making it happen, you just keep on keeping on ......keeping your head in the sand. He said what he said and he believes it clearly. But thanks for the lesson on how roads are built and how we owe everything in our pockets for it. Oh, hold on... it was the money from our pockets that made that happen.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Guest in Nashville, TN replied:

Larry is correct! You guys are getting desperate. Yesterday your sex idol on Fox, Meaghen Kelly, was interviewing a "random small business owner" (aka Joe the Plumber, v2.0, since the first one did not pan out well for you). Somehow he was not quite as anti-Obama as Fox would have liked, and the interview was cut very short LOL LOL LOL!!! NIce try though!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Jon in Waves. NC replied:

Guest: make a point and support it. Most of the readers of this site are capable of understanding logic and reason - it's why we're conservative, politically.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 1:38 PM

H. L. Hill in Calera, Alabama replied:

Oh My!!!!!
Another KOOL AID drinker.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Robin in Colorado replied:

Hilarious. For all the kvetching liberals do about Fox, they never miss a broadcast.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 2:24 AM

Jon in Waves. NC replied:

So, all that is needed to build a successful business is taxpayer provided infrastructure?
Don't use ad hominem attacks on leftist, statist readers, that's their schtick. At least they've got a chance of reading something erudite and logical.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 1:33 PM

OKBecky in Ponca City, OK replied:

Thomas Sowell points out that the roads and bridges and schools are paid for with taxes levied on everyone, the rich as well as the middle class and poor. And the people who paid the taxes did so because they wanted trade to be easier. Saying that businesses that succeed "owe more taxes" as some sort of payback for the use of the infrastructure, is like saying they have to pay twice for the infrastructure that everyone benefits from.

Furthermore, Peggy Noonan points out that it makes as much sense to tell business owners to feel guilty about their success because "someone else built the roads" as to make a welfare recipient feel guilty because "your hardworking neighbor is supporting you." "How about no one feel guilty?" As things are, our community already devises ways to work together to everyone's benefit. Eisenhower directed tax moneys to the highway system so goods could more easily be transported across the country, and agriculture and manufacturers have used the roads that they already pay taxes on, in order to sell their products across the country. So now we have inexpensive food, a broader variety of products, and can even decide to spend money on more obscure products like organic, free-trade, hand-made clothing from the Amazon jungles because of that same infrastructure.

Noonan distinguished between a good idea - that no one gets along in life or succeeds in business without the help of others (and most everybody recognizes that) - and a bad political idea - that business doesn't succeed without government support, or that business doesn't DESERVE to succeed without government approbation. Obama is very corporatist in his economic ideas (also known as syndicalism, and fascism) - the belief that business should consist of a few large companies, working with unionized labor, with the government dictating what should be produced, how much should be produced, and how much each person should be allowed to consume. Small business owners (the vast majority of businesses in America) do not fit into this because they do not have the size or wealth that makes such government compliance feasible.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Major Martman in St Louis MO replied:

And here's the point missed, when discussing government building of infrastructure -- if government hadn't gotten involved, it would be CHEAPER now. Example: railroads transport stuff way cheaper than trucks, but the highway lobby (truckers, unions, oil companies, etc.) won the influence fight, and Eisenhower used the wartime example of the German Autobahns (while ignoring the incredible rail system) to push the legislation and funding. So now we have no rail system, and are stuck with the road methods and the price increases. Government funding and rules inevitably warp the decisions made, the market created, and the price of it all. The businesses and products that "make it" in USA today are the result of protection and manipulation of government (one way or another) as much as true innovation and market demand. There are exceptions, of course: the Model T, the iPhone & iPad, the Internet. Take the taxes, regulations, and funding out of the market, and it will all get cheaper.

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 10:52 AM

rab in jo,mo replied:

And Larry, if you had paid attention in History class, you'd know that the infrastructure was built by private individuals long before government got involved. Before Eisenhower, many highways were built with private funds and the investment was recovered through tolls. The telegraph and telephone systems were initially private ventures. Same thing for powerplants and electrical grid. Government did not build the NYC skyline, nor did they build the railroads or cargo ships.

So put down the kool-aid and detoxify yourself, you might be capable of posting something less moronic in the future.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Mike Smith in Ohio replied:

Hey- the railroads came before the major roads and private industry built them. Heavy industry was made possible when the railroads were there.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Dave in Wyo-braska replied:

BTW, "Larry", speaking of "roads and bridges", where the heck is all the money that was promised for "roads and bridges" that you deem so vitally important that we must all bow before almighty government? Isn't that what "they" needed almost 800 BILLION dollars for? What happened to that, huh?

What IS it with you people who seem to think MORE government is the answer to everything? From the beginning most of us have known that government is a necessary EVIL. Simply put, that means absolutely no more gov't that what we must have.

But that's ok. You keep right on being a good little sheep, and doing what you're told, and consuming what you are told to consume by the almighty, beneficent government that knows SO MUCH better how we should conduct our lives.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 2:34 PM

H. L. Hill in Calera, Alabama replied:

If you travel the interstates around Chicago you will see where a lot of the $$$$s went.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Syl in Saint Elizabeth, MO replied:

What is even more stupid is you believing that somehow government got the money to build those roads and bridges before there were any businesses to make money. Only then can the government take some of their money in order to build roads and bridges.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 2:59 PM

MajorStu in Peru, IN replied:

Gee, Wally, didn't they have roads and bridges in the Soviet Union, too?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 3:09 PM

MajorStu in Peru, IN replied:

Compliments of James Taranto's Wall Street Journal "Best of the Web" column, July 18, 2012:

The Obama campaign hotly disputes Romney's contention that the president meant what he said. A "fact check" from the Obama-Biden "Truth Team" (formerly Attack Watch) claims that Romney "is taking President Obama's words out of context" to produce "a complete distortion." Here is the full context, as presented by the Truth Team:

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.

The Team then explains: "The President's full remarks show that the 'that' in 'you didn't build that' clearly refers to roads and bridges--public infrastructure we count on the government to build and maintain."

That's bunk, and not only because "business" is more proximate to the pronoun "that" and therefore its more likely antecedent. The Truth Team's interpretation is ungrammatical. "Roads and bridges" is plural; "that" is singular. If the Team is right about Obama's meaning, he should have said, "You didn't build those."

Barack Obama is supposed to be the World's Greatest Orator, the smartest man in the world. Yet his campaign asks us to believe he is not even competent to construct a sentence.
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Perhaps, Larry, if President Obama would communicate in proper grammar, he wouldn't be so misunderstood. Or maybe it's just you that doesn't understand that the President meant what he said, and have bought into the spin that he didn't mean what he clearly said.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 3:19 PM

H. L. Hill in Calera, Alabama replied:

In addition to grammer, he needs a history lesson.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Scotch62 in O-town FL replied:

And can we pleeeeeeez throw in an economics class? How this guy can be considered brilliant (on any subject other than being socialist) baffles me. Talk about knowing so much that isn't true!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 10:33 PM

coffman in jefferson WI replied:

L O (bama) L

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 3:43 PM

H. L. Hill in Calera, Alabama replied:

What a gentlemen? Looks like you have already drunk the KOOL AID.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 5:13 PM

G Dub45 in Lee's Summit, MO replied:

Excuse me a moment Larry.
A few points:
1) I can assure you that those business men DID build those roads and bridges. Thay built them thru the taxes that they, their company and their employees paid. Those taxes were used to finance the infrastructure of this great Free Market Society, and
2) I would refrain from calling everyone stupid. The last time my IQ was measured it was 192. I found Mensa boring.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Charles Raymond in Atlanta, GA replied:

Hey you dumb O'Boma lover, the first roads were Indian Paths that were improved by the British. The first paved roads were private roads that privately owned businesses built. And the government didn't build roads, the tax payers did..you jerk!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 8:52 PM

John in Smithville, MO replied:

No he did not mean road's and bridges. The use of the word "that" in his statement is singular and in reference ONLY to the first part of the sentence that he said. Had he been refering to roads and bridges he would have said any of the following....

Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you have a business you didn't build those.

or

Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you have a business you didn't build them.

or what would have been the correct way....

Somebody invested in roads and bridges, you didn't build those.

Obama said precisely what he meant to say. Why? Because he was speaking without a teleprmpter and when he does he reveals what he truly believes.

Unless of course you are trying to say that despite how super intelligent Obama is supposed to be he doesn't know the proper use of the words "that, them, those" and he doesn't know how to form an accurate sentence.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 12:35 AM

ELISE ROBB in ARIZONA replied:

Larry in Houstonl, the only idiot here is you who put Obama there so that shows who the IDIOT is. Thanks to others like you our country is in so much trouble with the worse terrorist in Americas history, your so call president.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 5:30 AM

John Giles in Atlanta replied:

You are apparantly one of the DUMB MASSES ! Neither Obama nor our Government built those roads. They were built by private contractors who started businesses from their own investments, sweat and tears ... who hired people and bought equipment from the profits they EARNED ... paid for with taxes paid by the PRODUCTIVE people of this nation ... on income earned legitimately from their efforts as business owners and workers who took their jobs seriously !!!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Travis in Greenwood, IN replied:

You are actually the one that looks stupid because this is exactly what he "said" in a speech. He said it, and you, his loyal sheep, will believe every lie he feeds you yet again this election cycle.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Joe in Indiana replied:

I'll bet all our tax money went to build the roads going to our business, and the roads were contracted out to construction companies. All the government did was distribute the money once they took their cut.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Doug in Portland replied:

Larry - Who do you think paid for the roads and bridges??? It was the taxpayers, including those BUSINESSES you and Obama are referring to. Without these businesses there would be no money to pay taxes with to building the roads and bridges. Wake up my friend!!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Tom H. in Rock Island, IL replied:

The infrastructure argument is bogus. All governments have built roads, bridges, have fire brigades, police and military forces. Are they Pharaohnic since they existed in ancient Egypt? Feudal since the existed in medieval France? Imperial since they existed in the Roman Empire? Monarchical since they existed in Imperial Japan? Communist since they existed in the USSR? Fascist since they existed in Mussolini's Italy? Capitalist since they exist in the USA?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Peaver Bogart in Montana replied:

Hey Larry in Houston, Why don't you and every one else send me all your money so I can start a business. Then you can say I didn't build that. By the way, Larry, I think you're an IDIOT.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Peter in Connecticut replied:

Really Larry?!? So by your account, Mr. Barack Obama, the smartest man to ever occupy the Oval Office was saying the following; "....hey entrepreneurs, those roads and bridges, you didn't build that!" Surely we would agree that The One, the most important editor/pres of the Harvard Law Review, he with the soaring intellect and preeminent oratorical skillls, could, by definition, never make such a grammatical error. Admit it Larry from Houston, you drank the kool-aid, and as a result refuse to accept what your guy means by fundamentally transforming America.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Ed Phillips in Pittsburgh PA replied:

Hey larry your moron, next you are gonna say bill gates and michael dell, need roads to use the internet, you inbreed cretin, how made my fingers to type such bull crap, put down the crack pipe, oh yes somebody made that crack pipe and grew the poppy for the crack, how about the koolade that you chug a lug, oops yes somebody made that. i cant believe that the sperm that created you beat out the other 1,000,000. oh yea how was the sperm created who built the dna, as long as there are idiots like you a lot of other people feel very intelligent

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM

John Taylor in Michigan replied:

To say nothing of the fact that "that" is a singular pronoun which you wouldn't use to reference "roads and bridges" you certainly wouldn't say "that roads and bridges" but you would say "that business" (unless of course you were a total moron, which I suppose could be an argument.)

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Sarah in Kansas City replied:

Oh and Obama and his buddies have never taken anything out of context?!?!? Please...let's be adults and realize that this is the game that they all play and move on. BTW you look real smart by calling everyone idiots.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Debbie in Cherry hill NJ replied:

I have heard this argument before, that businesses succeed on the shoulder of other workers. ie.....those who built the roadways. If any "idiot" understands capitalism and "free" economy then you would understand that everything is built or created where there is a need for that product. The manufacturer can ship over the road or railways that are built and the roadways and rails are built because they satisfy a need. This is how a thriving economy lives. Only a liberal could turn that argument into something evil or sinister.

Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 8:57 AM

curtis in dallas replied:

Larry
You need to desparately need to look at yourself in the mirror, You also might checka little history on the Lincoln Highways!!! It has always been businessmen, patriots and others( not government ) who designed, developed and built and paid the taxes to government to manipulate the the money trails (Look at your favorite Texas crook, LBJ (probably had a hand in the assination of JFK) as to the millions of dollars that ended up in his hands from construction in Texas. Typical beauracracy!!!!!!!!!!!! Read a little of your own history before opening your mouth and stubbing your toes!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 10:53 AM

lownr in Tustin, Ca replied:

@Larry in Huston: Oh you mean stop being like the Dems. who do that all the time? Pfffft pulease...

Monday, July 30, 2012 at 12:04 AM

DUGAN in FLA, replied:

Larry: I was watching his original speech on TV and was flabbergasted at what was said. Hearing it many times since, it is unmistakeable. Your interpretation is pure fantasy and represents what YOU wanted him to say.
It's not working! It just might be on his tombstone. "YOU DIDN'T MAKE IT HAPPEN."

Monday, July 30, 2012 at 6:52 AM

Tommy G. in Indianapolis In. replied:

If Obama was refering to roads & bridges, he would have said " you didn't build them". his remarks about there being plenty of smat people out there & there are plenty of hard working people out there displays his distain for succesful entropenures.

Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Charles in Houston replied:

Larry,

Move out of Houston. You did not build it - get out

Monday, July 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Gerrie in Atlanta replied:

And the roads were built by manufacturers of concrete, asphalt, steel, etc. In other words people who started the businesses.

Monday, July 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM

BuzzardB in Havertown replied:

lARRY, YOUR GUY COULD NOT RUN AN aLEX'S lEMONADE sTAND!

Monday, July 30, 2012 at 4:12 PM

BRUCE in BROOKFIELD, MA replied:

Talk about a fool with his head up his ass, you and Obama are a good pair!!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Robert in Ocala, FL replied:

You accuse people of taking Obama out of context but he's been doing it since he started his 2008 campaign. When you say it that way it reminds me of my nieces and nephews..."quit copying me"

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Craig in Cleveland, TN said:

These are funny. Enjoyed these today.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Carol in SC said:

Our taxes paid for the bridges and roads and infrastructure. WE BUILT THAT!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Paul in Murfreesboro, Tn said:

Larry is lost like most followers of Obummer. It is like watching the movie "The Mummy" where all the blind followers of Hemotept (sp?). They all recited "Hem-ooo-tept" over and over. The followers did not know why, they just followed. Question boldly every leader, that is what will keep us free. Yes, I and others questioned GHW Bush, and GW Bush as well. Because we are not blind followers. Now most businesses are looking at droping healtch care, because it will cost so much. Reason it will be cheaper on the businesses to let the fed's take care of health care, but out taxes will still go up.

Just like when Medicare Part D came into effect. My parents got a letter from Raytheon stating no worries, your coverage is still validate. Six months later, Raytheon sent them another letter stating they have been dropped because the federal government was already providing that service and there was not need for Raytheon to continue coverage. Does any of this sound familiar? One more item, the cost of medicine increased on my parents.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Joe in Indiana replied:

I got a letter saying my retirement life insurance was cancelled because in this terrible economy they could no longer afford to pay for it. It was part of my retirement package when I left the company.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Paul in Murfreesboro, Tn said:

Larry is lost like most followers of Obummer. It is like watching the movie "The Mummy" where all the blind followers of Hemotept (sp?). They all recited "Hem-ooo-tept" over and over. The followers did not know why, they just followed. Question boldly every leader, that is what will keep us free. Yes, I and others questioned GHW Bush, and GW Bush as well. Because we are not blind followers. Now most businesses are looking at droping health care, because it will cost so much. Reason it will be cheaper on the businesses to let the fed's take care of health care, but our taxes will still go up.

Just like when Medicare Part D came into effect. My parents got a letter from Raytheon stating no worries, your coverage is still validate. Six months later, Raytheon sent them another letter stating they have been dropped because the federal government was already providing that service and there was not need for Raytheon to continue coverage. Does any of this sound familiar? One more item, the cost of medicine increased on my parents.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 1:29 PM

H. L. Hill in Calera, Alabama replied:

Please, DO NOT DRINK THE KOOL AID.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Ed Phillips in Pittsburgh PA replied:

VERY VERY VERY WELL SAID. LARRY HAS CREATED SUCH LOW STANDARDS FOR HIMSELF, AND CONTINUALLY FAILS TO MEET THEM. I GUESS HE WILL SAY SOMEBODY ELSE BUILT THOSE STANDARDS. HEY LARRY, YOU GOT THE FULL SIX PACK, YOU LACK THE PLASTIC THING THAT HOLDS THEM TOGETHER. OH YES SOMEBODY ELSE BUILT THE PLASTIC THING, BUT FORGET TO GIVE IT TO YOU. YOU HAVE GOTTA STOP SNIFFING THE GLUE, LARRY

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9:33 AM

MAJ USA Ret in Saint Louis said:

A previous POTUS inspired and challenged us to: "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."

This POTUS dismisses achievements of common people asserting credit belongs to someone else!

A previous POTUS affirmed "...the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God."

This POTUS casually announces he refuses to perform his sworn duty to enforce the laws of the Constitution, methodically suppresses the rights of man (including the right to life) while concurrently, seemingly, unconcerned from Whom is the source of those rights (God).

I have profound issues with most of that previous POTUS’s decisions and policies. Until this POTUS, I considered that previous POTUS among the worst in our history. Now, I would welcome John Kennedy in a heartbeat over our current POTUS. That is saying a whole lot!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Bluetiger in NewJerseystan said:

Everything politicians say or do is scripted for a purpose (except for maybe that loose cannon Biden). Mr. O's statement was to lay the groundwork for asserting that because others were involved in anyone's success, the government is justified in taking from the producers to give to the non-producers. Never mind that: the successful producers' taxes already support the half the population that pays no federal income taxes; anyone who worked to contribute to producers' success was already paid for their work; we are already in catastrophic debt and borrowing money to pay the interest on the debt. All he is doing is raising awareness of the prog's notion that if you are successful, it's not YOUR money, but Our money. Sounds like serfdom, doesn't it?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 3:08 PM

David in Honolulu replied:

Actually, I believe the Serfs only surrendered about a third of their increase. We have surpassed that mark.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 4:02 AM

Copper Queen in Copper, CA replied:

Right on Blue Tiger!! You've got Obama's number. As Lincoln said, 'you can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time'. Obama fooled many of them once - shame on him. If he fools them twice shame on them, and GOD help the USA. Amen

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Debbie in Cherry hill NJ replied:

I totally agree with your statement!

Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM

russel in florida said:

My phone couldnt load the pictures at this time but the infrastructure in the country was not built for trade. It was built so that the military could transport supplies and personnel across the country. And also I pay double for the roads in florida my paycheck gets damn near cut in half then any good job ends up heaving me pay 10 bucks in "tolls" aka road tax. S

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 4:00 PM

TJ in Clarkston, MI replied:

Huh? You are thinking of the German Autobahn, methinks.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 7:23 AM

Ben Hartley in Jaffrey, NH replied:

Autobahn? Perhaps. The interstate highway system in this country was originally called "The Interstate Defense Highway System," IIRC.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 9:47 AM

enemaofthestatistquo in GA said:

a point of clarification, our military is supplied to support and protect our trade and business, & there are features of our interstate system designed to accomodate military expedience, but RR's prepaid our present military industrial complex.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 6:31 PM

FED Up in Philly PA said:

A Freudian Slip of epic proportions!

A view into the mind of a closet Communist!

And a preview of radical socialist philosophy for the next four years if reelected!

So what's it going to be America? Do we really want more aggressive socialism, or do we return to the American values that made us the greatest nation on Earth?

Our future and fate, is in our hands.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Joe in Indiana said:

Liberalism is just a step away from communism, where everybody lives in the same type dwelling, drives a Yugo, and works all day long for the same pay, generally low pay. Everybody, that is except the ones in charge! Now compare your spending and vacations to that of our current President and you'll see why he and his family are for communism.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Rex in Corsicana said:

Larry, your comments lead me to believe you are totally committed to our current Pres. and his socialiist policies. Obviously, you are totally ignorant about economics, governments, socialism, communism, nazism and facism. To help you "see the light", let me suggest a few good books to read. Mark Levin's "Ameritopia" and "Liberty and Tyranny". Also you might want to read Mark Stein"s "America Alone" There are many other good books out there that can help you see why America must change course before its too late.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Binh Pham in Lake Forest, California said:

As a Vietnamese immigrant to this "Beautiful Country" ( in our language "My Quoc" litterally means that ), I always remind my children to be thankful for all the good things we inherited here. For example, the roads and bridges we drive on today were from the vision, works ethics and human lives of many generations. They originated from the Parcific Trails built by pionners hundred years ago, these things did not happen overnight.
It took me several years to understand the concept of democracy and freedom of speech and I totally resent my President's remark. It shows his cold and unthankful heart
Binh Pham

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

BuzzardB in Havertown replied:

Bienvenue mon ami! It is a Republic!

Monday, July 30, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Nancy in North Carolina said:

Everyone, including Larry, should reread the Constitution and The Bill of Rights. Hopefully you've read them before and just need a refresher course.
Oh, and how about the many national security leaks from the Hill?? Some countries are already starting to say that they can't be sure the USA can keep top secrets, secret and are becoming skeptical about dealing with us.
And, how about the new Dreamer Act passed by executive order?Looks as if we're only going to get more illegals coming to your town! Egad, folks, educate yourselves and don't follow ANY Pied Piper. My grandfather was elected to state government and he told me he never voted straight ticket. He studied the people running for office and based his vote on that information--not the hype. If it sounds too good to be true....

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM