Jul 16 2012
Good lord, we never knew how ignorant our current President was until this weekend. That is when he went into full panic mode and started just babbling leftist BS. In Virginia over the weekend the President pulled the dumbest political move I have seen ever. He just pissed off a huge majority of the voters by claiming they did never really earned the fruits of their hard work.
If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.
Talk about pulling an O-Dumba!
There is a reason the economic engine in the US is the small business. That is because the vast majority of companies in the US are single small business. The largest number of businesses are sole proprietor (77% in 2008), with most of the remaining businesses under 100 employees.
77% of companies in America are single proprietor firms without payrolls. They represent 21.7 million individuals. That is a lot of voters Obama just lost.
Of the remaining 23% of businesses, 21% have fewer than 100 employees. They represent another 42.2 million workers. Only 2% of business in the country are medium to large in size.
These small companies take pride in what they do, and they earned their hard-won success. Who is Obama to say otherwise?
There were around 120.9 million workers in America in 2008. 63.9 million of these workers (42.2 + 21.7) work for small companies with between 1-100 employees/proprietors. That is 53% if the work force (and I would wager a much higher percentage of the likely voter pool).
President Obama really and truly lost his mind with this silly statement, and lost the election. As everyone knows, we all succeeded thanks to those who came before us. But what we accomplished is a credit to us as individuals, and it is not something the government can belittle and to take away. This asinine comment comes from someone who never created a single job, and yet is obsessed with what ‘he’ has accomplished in office (there is no ‘we’ in Obamaland).
It was a truly jaw dropping misstep.