Saturday, July 28, 2012

Freaky Fri, er, Saturday: I'm giving a shout out to FoxNews

Amazing, but Fox News admits President Obama is right about business needing the government,

"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."

It’s not either/or. The president was clear: We succeed because of our individual initiative but also because of the public investments that help springboard that success. Don’t believe me? Then go start a business in Pakistan or Russia. American entrepreneurs succeed in part because they’re in America. And in America, we don’t get ours and then yank away the ladder of opportunity for the next generation.

Of course, some infrastructure development (highways, invent the Internet, etc.) and setting the "rules of the road" are good ideas. Read more: and see what the Prez said here...

- Posted by Tom/Bluedog

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