Sunday, August 12, 2012

Everybody Needs Their Own Fire Service

Those wuzzie Republicans Romney-Ryan really are on the same page as Obama when it comes to "you didn't build that." They won't recognize Americans' the freedom to privatize and/or cooperatize just about everything - not to mention to secede. Just like Obama, they agree the government should be fighting fires. They believe that people must be coerced into letting government do so many services, because people are just too incompetent to organize their own solutions to problems, be it private companies that work together against large fires, volunteer community efforts that do the same, etc. Why don't they just take over the hair dressing and food production industries - how do we ever manage to cut our hair or obtain food??

And probably even more than Obama, Romney-Ryan can't wait til they have the power to START FIRES by burning down the lovely city of Tehren, and the rest of Iran, and killing millions of innocent women and children. So it costs 10 trillion dollars, they can always get rid of those pesky welfare programs. (At least til they remember most people only put up with the warfare state because of the delusion it's really a welfare state.) They all make me SICK!!!

Here is the full context, from Obama's speech in Roanoke, Va.:

"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.

"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.

"The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.

"So we say to ourselves, ever since the founding of this country, you know what, there are some things we do better together. That’s how we funded the G.I. Bill. That’s how we created the middle class. That’s how we built the Golden Gate Bridge or the Hoover Dam. That’s how we invented the Internet. That’s how we sent a man to the moon. We rise or fall together as one nation and as one people, and that’s the reason I’m running for President -- because I still believe in that idea. You’re not on your own, we’re in this together."

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