We are fooled into believing politicians are supposed to lie to us. Politicians are not supposed to lie to the people of the United States of America. Politicians are voted in to their positions to serve the people. The problem is most politicians are greedy and their agendas become more important than the people. President Barack Obama wants to be reelected and seems to be willing to do anything to spend four more years in the White House. This series will show you some of the lies he believes you and I are dumb enough to swallow.
In an election campaign speech delivered by President Barack Obama on 13 July 2012 (in Roanoke, Virginia), Obama stated “You didn’t build that.” Here is the context of that speech, so you can see it for yourself.
“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. (Applause.)
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.
The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don't do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.” (President Obama, Roanoke, Virginia July 2012).
The debate about the “You didn’t build that” statement will go on through the Presidential election and beyond, but what Obama says is actually a lie. President Obama is trying to tell us that all rich people owe the government (in one way or another) for their success. They did not succeed on their own because the government infrastructure helped them succeed. President Obama is trying to create a war between the rich and the poor. He is trying to show us that all rich people owe their success to the poor people who worked for them and the government that should be able to control them.
President Obama’s statement seems simple until you actually soak it in for a moment or two. He is trying to show America that all success actually began within the government. The problem and the lie with his statement are his administration and their lack of success. The Obama administration relied on large government to get the job done. Look at our deficit and the economy. Obama racked up a 6 trillion dollar debt himself and he lost millions of American jobs. Then he turns around and tells the rich they need to pay their fair share of taxes because they owe the government for their success.
This “You didn’t build that” lie is intended to make the middle-class and the poor angry at the rich for their success. In reality, many rich people create jobs in this country and help the economy thrive. They do pay their share of taxes and they succeed on their own. There are many rich successful people who never made it through school, built their own roads and succeeded on their own. The huge lie in President Obama’s statement is he doesn’t tell us about all of the unneeded rules and regulations that have destroyed many businesses in our country and have made it difficult for businesses to succeed.
Obama’s lies have begun a war in America. He has pinned the rich against the poor with his “You didn’t build that” statement. He wants the poor and the middle-class to believe he has their back when he has his sucker punch ready to hit you this January as he taxes all American’s. Yes, he will hit the rich harder, but you better wake up and turn around now before that sucker punch hits you where it hurts. That is (of course) if you are one of the lucky ones who still have a job.
President Obama himself