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Obama says there are no corporate investments for the public good

I don’t want government any more than is necessary, but there’s some things that Bob or any CEO can’t invest in. Bob’s not going to build the roads to get to Celgard. No company is going to make investments for a public good.

So says President Barack Obama, at a Charlotte, NC battery parts company called Celgard. Had the president been susceptible to common sense he would not have spoken so stupidly. For example:

Hospitals provide health care
Pharmaceutical companies create medicines
Chemical companies produce innumerable goods we use everyday
Automotive, train, sea and airline companies provide means of transportation
Energy companies provide the fuel for using transportation
Manufacturing companies create the machines necessary for building almost everything we use
Media companies provide entertainment and news
Communications companies provide the ability to communicate around the world in real time
Communications companies also provide internet access, which many people consider a necessity
Computer companies provide computers, software and support for innumerable tasks we perform everyday
Food companies produce food for billions of people around the world
Grocery stores provide immediate access to food
Restaurants provide near-immediate access to food you don’t have to cook
Construction companies build structures for living and working
Music companies provide entertainment
Financial companies will help you with taxes, investments and provide funds to help you get stuff done
Apparel manufacturers clothe the world
Retail stores provide food, clothes, gadgets, entertainment, medicine, tools, toiletries, and more for the world
Mining companies acquire the raw resources needed for creating everything we use, from jewelry to medicine
Law firms provide legal advice and services
Repair companies fix all sorts of things

There are even private businesses designed to offer services traditionally provided by the government, such as shipping, roads, education, energy, consumer protection and more.

No one claims any of these things or the companies who provide them are perfect; that’s one reason we have laws. But in providing these goods and services companies also provide jobs. Many of these companies also donate to charities and noble causes of all sorts.

Why would anyone go through the effort and expense and regulatory hassle of doing these things? Because the businesses providing these goods and services make profit doing so. That’s how capitalism works: businesses survive and thrive only by offering what the public wants or needs. If you don’t like the product or service, or the customer service of a business you can go to their competition. For some reason, many people think these investments in the public good don’t count if someone makes money from them. And government’s supposedly beneficent provision doesn’t have to generate wealth to accomplish anything; government simply has to confiscate wealth from those who create it.

But if you don’t like your job what is stopping you from finding another or creating your own? It may take a while, and it will likely be difficult, but if you really want to find or create a different job for yourself there is no good reason to believe it can’t be done; at least, not in a capitalist society. Has America become so sanitized and dependent on big brother that a goal is considered impossible simply because it might be difficult? And do we now believe nothing can be accomplished without the government involved, telling us how to live our lives?

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If comparing Democrats to the Nazis is so abhorent…

Lib Rep Cohen Compares Tea Party Protesters to KKK (Video)
April 2, 2010 by Gateway Pundit

Awful lib Rep. Steve Cohen compared tea party protesters to the KKK in an interview this week. Of course, he has nothing to back up these hateful accusations but it’s not like the media is going to correct him. We all know that won’t happen.

“The tea party people are kind of without robes and hoods. They have really shown a very hardcore angry side of America that is against any type of diversity. We saw opposition to African-Americans, hostility towards gays, hostility towards anyone who, you know, just wasn’t a clone of George Wallace’s fan club.”

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