Originally Posted by ScotchAndCigar
I'm trying to incite him.
As far as Obama's speech, it's really as simple as I explained. His point is that all of us, including business owners, use and benefit from the gov't services that our taxes pay for. He is NOT saying that others are responsible for your success, or that you're not smart or hard working.
"they know they didn't ah ah. Look, if you've been successful, you didn't, you didn't get there on your own."- President Obama.
President Obama disagrees with your evaluation of his speech.
If you have been successful you NECESSARILY did not get there on your own. Someone else is responsible at least in part.-translated version. So yes, he is exactly saying someone else is responsible for my success.