In a speech July 13, 2012 at a Roanoke, VA fire station Barrack Obama shared a key reason many are in disagreement with this president. In less than one minute he defines the difference between those who still believe in the American Dream (where if one works hard enough with the right ideas one can be a success) and those who believe that all good things come from others; particularly the government.
The American Dream is not living life on the dole; the handouts from the government. It is the opportunity presented to those who are here to move beyond their circumstances and improve life for their family. If you still believe in this dream you need to help change the path on which we currently are headed.
These comments are insulting to business men and women everywhere. No one disputes that there are many who work hard at their job. But…People still come to America believing that they can start their own job, work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week and grow into a successful enterprise.
We’ve come a long way from Ronald Reagan’s belief and promotion of small business.