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You Didn't Build That

Posted by jalibah 9 years, 7 months ago to Politics
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"If have a successful business, you didn't build that" - Barrack Obama (2012)
"He [Hank Reardon] didn't invent iron smelting" - James Taggart (1957)
Ayn was a genius!


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  • Posted by RightinLA 9 years, 6 months ago
    Ayn Rand knew the socialist mind. Barrack Obama reflects socialist thinking.

    Sometimes genius is stating the obvious that others don't want to see.
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  • Posted by $ jmlesniewski 9 years, 7 months ago
    I don't think these quotes are the same. One is an abstract philosophical generalization. The other is a conflation of reality that creates a straw man.
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    • Posted by HazelChaser53 9 years, 7 months ago
      I disagree. While the second quote is more specific, it's basically saying that Rearden isn't responsible for his success because he didn't technically start from scratch--"Somebody else made that happen." It's basically the application of the philosophy to which President Obama refers. If they aren't the same, they are at least closely related.
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      • Posted by jbrown314 9 years, 7 months ago
        I guess that is why there is a race (political) this year...if you stretch things far enough you cannot see the truth! Let's get pithy: Obama built the downfall of the USA!
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