May 20, 2015 Leave a comment
I’ve hit the lottery (see below), but not for the reasons to which our President and his heir apparent, Hillary Clinton espouses. I’m a small business owner. I started a business 27 years ago and we’re still here. According to the president, it must be dumb luck!
The president thinks hard working people who make a lot of money have won the lottery. Obama says, “If we can’t ask for society’s lottery winners for that modest contribution, then really this conversation is all for show,” he told the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit.
This latest on successful businesses, coupled with Obama’s well worn rhetoric, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” referring to private businesses being dependent of big government is daunting to hard working small business owners, to say the least.
Why I hit the Lottery…
I want to get up in the morning.
I have a spouse and family whom I love and they love me.
Through hard work and healthy living we are well and we want for nothing.
I am a Christian, There is a God. I have my faith.
I’m living free, in the greatest country in the world, the United States of America.
I find great joy in giving generously, to charities and other great causes.
I’m proud of my accomplishments. Like most small business owners, I create and grow good paying jobs.
I believe in the human spirit and American exceptionalism. Despite many setbacks over time, there have been more wins.
I believe most people are inherently good.
Job creators, entrepreneurs, and business owners who are successful should not be demeaned by our President. He implicitly associates success with the cause for income inequality and racism.
In a Forbes article as a point of reference, it says small, entrepreneurial firms account for two-thirds of the job creation in the economy. Venture-backed firms contribute 11% of U.S. private sector jobs and 21% of GDP, and high-tech firms are a mainstay of U.S. exports.
As a taxpayer, I’d be much more receptive to Obama’s argument if there wasn’t so much wasteful spending, abuse of power, and inequity in big government. Pick your department. Start with the Department of Veterans Affairs.