"Look, if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own," says President Obama, "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."
Really? So Bill Gates did not build Microsoft? Steve Jobs did not build Apple? Those of you with a small business, you did not build it?
These comments from President Obama reveal his true feelings. He honestly believes that people do not succeed on their own. It is only through government that people find success. This justifies his belief that wealth should be confiscated and redistributed. Successful people do not deserve the money they make. It is the gift of government, and thus government may take it back.
Some will argue that Obama only wants to raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for his programs. This is contradicted by what President Obama told Charlie Gibson of ABC News in 2008, saying that even if those higher tax rates produce less revenue for the government, as has been the case with rate increases on capital gains, the government should take away the money as a matter of "fairness."
I personally believe that this country was created on the idea that hard work leads to success. It is the American Dream. Yet, our current President seems to think that the American Dream is a gift of the all powerful government. Thus, this year's election will decide whether our country will be founded upon personal accomplishment or the advancement of government. The big question for the voters is, "Is the American Dream dead?"
I found a video and a web site that handles this issues quite well. The web site is http://didntbuildthat.com. It applies great humor to this serious issue. I urge you to have a look.
The video is attached below. It is a campaign ad for Mitt Romney that really nails the issue. Take a look.