Fundamental question: If you are successful in your business, did it have anything to do with you? Or were you successful because the government exists? If you agree with President Obama, you could start your own business, go home and watch the money flow in. On Friday, President Obama gave a speech where he said that if you have a successful business you didn’t do that.
Any other business analyst would say that small business is one of the leading creators of jobs. If that is the case, Obama could have created many jobs without spending billions on roads, bridges and the like. Following his thought process you don’t even need the American people. I am not sure if he is trying to cover his decision to spend billions of dollars on infrastructure, or he truly believes that small business owners are that inconsequential.
As a former small business owner, I am shocked by Obama’s philosophy. Why, because when we bought our business we put everything we owned plus the family farm, literally, on the line. My husband and I worked 15 hour days on average. We were actually present and active. I personally know several other families that have put all they own on the line and have failed, declaring bankruptcy and left with nothing.
By owning a business with customers and employing 25 people, you are also open to a heightened level of litigation. The claims do not have to be founded, just made and you spend considerable time and resources defending yourself. The risk is incredible for a whole host of reasons.
You may have a great idea, but the world changes so quickly your good idea may be outdated or copied before you have recovered your investment let alone make money. Maybe you operate an at home business like Mary Kay, Thirty One, Pampered Chef, etc. you are able to attest a difference exists between owners results even with the exact same product.
I find myself at a loss of even where to start or stop with his comments. I guess you either fundamentally agree with me, or you agree with Obama. I do not see much point in trying to change your philosophy. I respect the position of the Presidency, and I believe that God allowed him to hold the office he holds. Romans 13:1, ” Everyone must submit himself to governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.” Just know for the record, not everyone agrees with Obama, and I am one.
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