Re: "If youíve got a business -- you didnít build that. Somebody else made that happen."
Currently to find someone is a hard worker and has even a spec of intelligence, yeah that is hard, very rare and definitely special.
Originally Posted by Blue Doggy
I heard him state the obvious. Without gov't business would still be nothing little more than agribusiness. Farming. Dirt roads from coast to coast. But the 18 wheel drive semis would be mighty slow in delivering food.
The US became the economic powerhouse BECAUSE of gov't. To say differently to deny the role of gov't is like trying to have a chicken without an egg proceeding it. Gov't has given business the infastructure and the environment that allows them to be successful if they are hard working, smart and intelligent.
It ain't easy getting your tomatoes to the markets in other states on gravel roads. It's hard to conduct business when the japs and nazis are invading your land. IF not for gov't and the military that it operates, you wouldn't have a business. Ingrates.
What should have been said to be accurate is national or global sales and such require coast to coast. BTW there were paved roads before Eisenhower. Rt1 goes from Maine to Key West. Rt 66 used to be a big east west road. All the Government did was put money into building straighter roads that had more lanes and could transport military faster. It just made everything else easier AND our taxes paid for it anyways.
The US was one of the strongest and most booming economies after the Civil War. Lots and lots and lots of dirt roads back then. The Government didn't even pay for the Transcontinental track, the Drunk Grant, I like Grant but he was a drinker, just paid for the ceremony when they linked east and west. It was driven by people like Train who gambled on the return on investment.
I also remember back in the late 70's and early 80's ads on TV to buy local farm goods as well as buying brown eggs because they were local and they were fresher. I don't know about you but most farmers before the corporate farms sold within a limited area.
I can list reams and reams of links for places that roads were built by developers, business people and other entrepreneurs as opposed to government contract.
Don't confuse my intensity with anger.
I am male, white, straight, Christian, Conservative how else can I offend you today.