July 15, 2012

Obama wrong on the American Dream

Collectivist president claims nobody is successful on their own.  True, in our world of specialization, nobody does everything alone.  For example, Bill Gates in building Microsoft, had to buy pencils - Microsoft didn't invent and create their own pencils and pens, and office furniture.  But to claim that the Pilot pen company had a hand in Windows development is a stretch.  Did the workers at Microsoft contribute though?

Certainly.  But they were paid for their work.  The vision, the drive, the true energy was from the founder.  Let me give you a better example.

Via Fox News, here's what the president said:
“There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me because they want to give something back,” the president said. “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. ... If you’ve got a business you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
Here's Anne Morrow Lindbergh on her husband Charles' success:
He's been made an American hero, I think. And partly that he did it alone and I think that's quite American, actually, to do things alone.
Seems like they disagree.  It's hard to argue that Charles Lindbergh had a lot of help in his Atlantic crossing.  It was just him and his plane.  President Obama, like Elizaebeth Warren, is wrong.
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