The Corner

It Also Takes a Village to Build a Business

While regaling supporters in Roanoke, Va., about the indispensability of government, Barack Obama uttered one of the more insulting phrases of his presidency:

“If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

One of the president’s advisers may want to pull him aside and explain that most businesses in this country aren’t (yet) Solyndra.

Note to president Obama: The vast majority of business owners can claim more credit for building their respective businesses than you can claim credit for killing Osama bin Laden, yet they’re not constantly crowing about it. They’re too busy trying to comply with your administration’s mandates.

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