July 16, 2012

Otequay of the Ayday

"Every small business is not indebted to the government or some other benefactor. If anything, small businesses are historically an economic and job-creating powerhouse in spite of the government."

-- NFIB Spokesman in response to President Obama's claim that "If you've got a business - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

Quote of the Day Posted by JohnGalt at July 16, 2012 3:38 PM

Speaking as a small business owner myself - http://www.masterescrow.com/ - I have a reaction to the SCOAMF's comment. My wife and I built this. With no assistance and a full complement of interference from government. Reading someone who's never held a responsible private sector job in his life and who wouldn't be able to run a dog-walking business at a profit say that makes steam whistle from my ears.

The remainder of my reaction is not printable, or at least, would sully the reputation this blog has for civility.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at July 16, 2012 4:38 PM

A universal reaction amongst job creators, no doubt. (And among those sympathetic to job creation.) Which makes me wonder how it is in his interest to say it with an election looming - it certainly can't energize the non-job creators in his favor as much as ye against him.

Posted by: johngalt at July 16, 2012 4:48 PM

Not sure the small business, job creatin' segment of the population is solidly behind the President. And no doubt Mister Axelrod will be stunned to hear that Brother Keith is wavering.

Seriously, when Elizabeth Warren said the same thing, my Facebook lit up with people who thought it brilliant. I think the President is happy to both fire up the base and paint Gov. Romney's support of free enterprise as (sorry Randians) selfish and overly individualistic.

President Clinton differentiated himself from Leader Dole with wanting to "build a bridge to the 21st Century together."

Those who are incensed were not in Obama's camp before he said it. And this -- sadly -- plays very well among the moderates.

Posted by: jk at July 16, 2012 5:42 PM | What do you think? [3]