Flashback: You Are The Reason

Obama was channeling Elizabeth Warren recently, The Blaze reported:

Barack Obama: ‘If You’ve Got a Business, You Didn’t Build That. Somebody Else Made That Happen’ | Credits Government and Community for American Success Stories

The official transcript relates:

There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back.  They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.  You didn’t get there on your own.  I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart.  There are a lot of smart people out there.  It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.  Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.  [Emphasis added]

He continued:

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. [Emphasis added]

Flashback to November 2011:

“You are the reason I ran for office in the first place”

Sounds like Obama is side-stepping back to Occupy. At the time of this speech and this quote I put together a slideshow of illustrating just ‘who he ran for’. It’s not outdated, but you get the picture.

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