The Washington Times - July 15, 2012, 07:28PM

President Barack Obama is taking heat for slamming business owners who credit themselves for their own successes. He told supporters in Roanoke, Virginia on Friday:

There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back.  They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.  You didn’t get there on your own.  I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart.  There are a lot of smart people out there.  It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.  Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.  (Applause.)

     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. 


During his over 5000 word speech, Obama used the words: “I”  143 times, “my” 22 times, and “me” 14 times. This is the same President Obama whose campaign aired an ad in April touting that he killed Osama bin Laden.

In fact, back in April, during the one year anniversary of the Navy SEALS killing Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, President Obama said, “As far as my personal role and what other folks would do, I just recommend that everybody take a look at people’s previous statements. in terms of whether they thought it was appropriate to go into Pakistan [and] take out bin Laden. I assume people meant what they said when they said it. That’s been at least my practice.”

Obama then said, “I said I would go after bin Laden if we had a clear shot at him, and I did. If there are others who have said one thing and now suggest they do something else, then I’d go ahead and let them explain.”

As a side note, as of June 26 President Obama has played 101 rounds of golf since he became president. Perhaps, the president has been too busy on the greens to focus on bringing back a successful economy.