ROMNEY STILL ATTACKING OBAMA'S STATEMENT?
Shouldn't he let go?
It would be right to think out the controversy about President Barack Obama's statement of ".... you didn't build it", and made a judgement of what the president was actually talking about and what he meant.
He certainly was not talking about business versus government per se, and saying that business owners did not build their businesses; and so, it would be naive on any one's part to insist that he was referring to individual efforts of ordinary people to create businesses.
He would have been attacking the free-market system on which the country's economy was based; and there was no evidence that was what he was doing.
If only his opponent, Mitt Romney, would take time to examine the statement carefully, he would understand what Obama was talking about.
Though, he (Obama) had government at the back of his mind; however, what he meant was that any person starting a business would use the infrastructure and other systems that have been in place, such as the Internet, to give that person the initiative and assistance, to enable him or her to build the said business.
He definitely did not say that the government had physically built the businesses for business owners.
As he pointed out, people would need all kinds of help, when they should decide to have a business, and eventually others in divers ways, and government, played an important part for that business to develop and become successful.
In other words, no one could build a business single-handedly; and it made ample sense for the president to remind business owners to look back and appreciate all that they had used to reach where they were and what they had become.
He was not even admonishing them in any way whatsoever; but that if they have been able to achieve what they started out to do, they should remember "a teacher," who had encouraged them somewhere along the way ... and the infrastructure that they "did not build", but have used to get them to that point of success.
In fact, any successful business person would attest to that notion; and for the opposition to make such a big fuss over the president's remarks was nothing less than a waste of talent and time of brilliant minds in the Romney camp that could be put to better use. Everybody knew that his advisers were great thinkers, but they were yet to prove that.
In an article titled, "Romney reprises Obama 'build that' criticism", the presumptive Republican presidential nominee emphasized on what Obama has said about business before 10 small business owners, saying,
"I guess in the last six months he's done 109 fundraisers. He found time for that. I'd suggest between the fundraisers, get together with the jobs council and learn from people who are working hard to create jobs," Romney said in Costa Mesa." (CNN, 7/24/12).
... while he himself was scheduled to address a lucrative fund-raising event in California that same day. Yet the actual truth the country should know was that Obama did not lambaste business owners for their successes; he was just asking them to figure out, if they could have done what they did all alone.
Americans loved their presidential candidates, and therefore it was incumbent on them to feed them (Americans) with relevant facts, so that when they went to the election polls, they would know that they were voting for someone they could trust and believe in.
The best thing for Romney to do should be to drop his attack on the "you didn't build that" remark by Obama, and told the electorate what he (Romney) planned for the future of the United States, if he should be elected. Just by cutting taxes alone would not suffice.