Wednesday, October 12, 2011

'Obama: "None Of Us Make It On Our Own" Without Government'

"Now, I want to be very clear here. Nobody wants to punish success in America. The Republicans talk about class warfare. That’s — our goal is to make success available for everybody. What’s great about this country is you’ve got a good idea, you’ve got a service that nobody else has thought of, you know what, go out there, start a business. Make money. I want everybody out there to be rich. That’s great. Anybody in America should be able to make it if they try."

"But none of us make it on our own. Somebody — an outstanding entrepreneur like a Steve Jobs — somewhere along the line he had a teacher who helped inspire him. All those great Internet businesses wouldn’t have succeeded unless somebody had invested in the government research that helped to create the Internet. We don’t succeed on our own. We succeed because this country has, in previous generations, made investments that allow all of us to succeed."

Without private business's,like BBN Technologies,the Department of Defence would not have had the Internet to begin with,Mr. President.Its the other way around,without free markets the government wouldn't make it on its own.

The government,like most people is a consumer.Unlike individuals though,the government doesn't create or produce anything,and is totally dependent on what it can purchase from others.

Also,Steve Jobs wasn't inspired by a teacher or anyone else from the government.Steve Jobs was inspired by this man,the creator of Polaroid:

Steve Jobs idolized Edwin Land, and it's clear he learned a lot from him.
Like Jobs, Land dropped out of college. Like Jobs, Land obsessed about function and form. Like Jobs, Land scoffed at the idea of "market research." (Both men believed that consumers don't know what they want until they see it.)
As Ronald Reagan said,"government isn't the answer,it is the problem."