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Lift your lamp beside the golden door, Break not the golden rule, avoid well the golden calf, know; not all that glitters is gold, and laissez faire et laissez passer [let do and let pass] but as a shining sentinel, hesitate not to ring the bell, defend the gates, and man the wall

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Obama’s If you’ve got a business you didn’t build that Speech 7-9-13

“So I”m going to reduce the deficit in a balanace way. We’ve already made a trillion dollars worth of cuts. We can make anotheter trillion or trillion two, and what we then do is and what we then do is ask the wealthy to pay a little bit more. And by the way we’ve tried that before, a guy named Bill Clinton did it, we created twenty three million new jobs, turned a deficit into a surplus and rich people did just fine. We created a lot of millionaires. And you know there are a lot of wealthy successful Americans who agree with me, cuz they wanna give something back. They know they didn’t.. uuh, If you’ve been successful you, 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. 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, that-–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’s some things, like fighting fires we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That’d be a hard way of fighting fires. And so we say to ourselves, ever since the founding of this country, ‘you know, there’re some things we do better together’. That’s how we funded the GI bill, that’s how we created the middle class, that’s how we built the golden gate bridge, The hoover dam, that’s how we invented the internet, thaat’s how we sent a man to the moon. We rise or fall together as one nation, and as one people. And that’s the reason I’m running for president, because I still believe in that idea. Your not on your own, we’re in this together.”



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