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 – Barack Obama, Roanoke, Va., July 13
Does he hate free enterprise or was this just a momentary gaffe away from the teleprompter?
Yes, those of us who’ve built companies have been blessed by many things in this country including hard work and heroic acts by people who worked in our governments, but his statement creeps me out. If you’re an entrepreneur, you know how your business got built. When others were getting quality time with their kids, watching TV or hanging out with friends, you weren’t enjoying those things. You were busting your butt to get a candidate an interview or taking a call during dinner to negotiate someone’s job offer. You gave up so much day after day, year after year.
You sacrificed and because you sacrificed you CREATED JOBS, made our country better, and succeeded in business.
You most certainly did build your staffing company.