OBAMA'S GOVERNMENT & THE BUSINESS WORLD.
Without a government, what would people do?
Government has always played a major role in the lives of people; and without it, nothing could be considered as legal, because that was where laws and regulations came from.
Civic life could not be possible with just one person or a group of people setting up rules to govern a community. So long as members of society would contribute in the form of taxes to run any state or country, there must be an elected body that would be in place to utilize those funds in the best interest of all.
That would be to initiate authorized departments, like the police for internal law enforcement and the military for the defense and protection of the citizenry in times of war or any type of disturbance that affected the common good of the people.
That was what a government was basically for; to safeguard the interest of the whole and to maintain law and order; and therefore, to do away with that would make civilization to become grounded in the kingship days, when George lll of England thought he ruled the world.
That had started a revolution in the New World, which eventually led to the formation of the United States; a country that many people called home today and wanted it to advance in modern times as well.
To vilify government, unless it was a bad one, like an autocracy or a dictatorship, would be against the law, to put it mildly. People have the right to be critical of any institution set up for the sole purpose of providing services and amenities for those under its care. They could demonstrate their feelings; but they could not indulge in plotting against a fair minded and an equitable government.
That would bring us to the political conversation of President Barack Obama tauting the government by saying that its (government's) researchers created the Internet for individuals and companies to use and profit from it.
He even mentioned it one time only; as his focus was not on government per se. He used that as an example to indicate to those saying that he did not favor the business world. They said that he was "slighting" businesses and their owners by his comment that they did not ".... build that,"
He, like many other people, had the assumption that businesses, big and small, were being drawn to the Republican Party's propaganda that his administration was "anti-business". He had every reason to refute that as a fact; and then went on a rampage to illustrate that they (business owners) had achieved success with the "help" of others.
The very important word that was missing in his statement was "alone"; meaning that building a business could be an adventure or even a risk, for putting out so much money at the start, in many instances; and not withstanding the time, the effort and the patience for where the business would be headed from start throughout the flourishing of that business.
However, in all cases, they did not build those businesses just by themselves without the input of employees, laborers, construction companies, etc., etc.
Obama has kept his promise that he would be president for all the people, and he has demonstrated that by his, for example, payroll tax cut that had benefited both employers and workers in 2011.
His Affordable Care Act was also an indication that employers or companies have the responsibility to cater to the well being of their employees; and that they might share the burden of health care together, instead of leaving private insurance companies to infiltrate the industry and making incessant profits at their expense.
Mitt Romney, the presumptive candidate for the Republican Party in the 2012 presidential election, has vowed to repeal the ACT; and so, it would be senseless for businesses to make huge contributions toward his campaign.
The ACT has been designed to help all Americans; but because many business owners were allowing greed to seep into their minds, with the idea that they would be wasting their money on their own employees that were assisting them to stay in business, the individual mandate contained in it (ACT) should be eliminated.
However, how they could side with someone, who was threatening to repeal a law that has passed the U.S. Congress, and has been declared constitutional by the Supreme Court was beyond any person's understanding.
That was what, to many Americans, the president was addressing; and for Romney to remain askance and pretend he did not know what the president was saying exactly, was completely dishonest.
His (Romney's) own remark, "Obama wants Americans to be 'ashamed of success'", gave him away; because he made it (remark) to give the impression that Obama did not appreciate the business world; but not everybody believed him.