Thursday, July 19, 2012

A tale of two quotes

What Mitt Romney said yesterday.
There are a lot of people in government who help us and allow us to have an economy that works and allow entrepenuers and business leaders of various kinds to start businesses and create jobs. We all recognize that. That's an important thing...

I know that you recognize that a lot of people help you in a business. Perhaps the banks, the investors. There's no question your mom and dad. Your school teachers. The people that provide roads, the fire, and the police. A lot of people help.
What President Obama said last Friday.
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. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own.
So we all agree then. Great.

3 comments:

  1. We do not agree. Quotes from both men are so hurtful to anyone who has dreamed up an idea and actually put that idea into fact. What they are saying is is that nothing can ever be created or built by one person but everything is done in essence by committee. This is so bleeping wrong and sounds So French.

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    1. Here's a simpler version Warren:

      No man is an island

      That's an oldie, but its still true today - no matter whether you want to believe it or not.

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