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ECONOMY: Government is the reason for success?

Letter by Jim Bjorkman, Puyallup on July 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm | 72 Comments »
July 18, 2012 12:21 pm

I guess I must of missed it. I guess all of us business owners have missed it. We are not responsible for our success. Government is responsible for our success, according to Obama.

I guess when I (or any other businessperson) was working 80-plus hours, seven days a week for the first five years building my business and investing all of my financial resources into the business and now only having to work 60 hours a week to keep it going, it was a waste of effort. Obama says without the government, I would not have been successful.

My question to Obama and his supporters is this: If government is so good at providing for success for us who run businesses, why is the economy so poor now? And more important, why are all governments for city, county, state, etc., going broke and some government entities filing for bankruptcy?

If government is so smart, why we are in the economic situation we are in now?

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