No, YOU didn't build that!

Speaking in Roanoke, Virginia, on July 13, President Barack Obama famously uttered the words that may come to define him and the 2012 presidential campaign: "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

The truth is the opposite: It is government that is utterly dependent on the private sector, in fact on a small highly-productive subset of the private sector, for its ability to do anything.

Obama says entrepreneurs should be fawningly grateful to government (and implicitly to him) for teachers, roads, bridges, and the Internet. But who paid for that teacher, that infrastructure, and that scientific research?

The answer is not "taxpayers" and certainly not "all of us" but rather "a very small percentage of Americans."

Please read the entirety of my article for the American Spectator here:

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    Comment from: airbus
    08/05/12 @ 09:46:08 am

    That event was probably the most important of the whole campaign, I agree. It is the defining moment. I believe it shaved about 10% off the total vote count. (It could be more if it weren't for the ignorance of the voting population) This could be an opportunity for someone to invent a board game about the economy. Each player would choose Socialism or Capitalism. Leave out deficit spending to illustrate how you can't create "matter" from nothing. I think there's money to be made there. Then just distribute the profit to the losers of the game!

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