Joining Jack and Suzy — answering the President’s “It Takes a Village” meme
In light of Jack and Suzy Welch’s op-ed in The Wall Street Journal today, I’ll share in the chorus with the link to my August 13, 2011 post where I responded to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s original diatribe regarding corporations are people.
The President and his minions, in his recent “it takes a village” speech in Roanoke, fail to understand that it’s the businessman/businesswoman who start a business based upon their idea; take out the loan or a second mortgage; work on average 70 hours/week to sell their product or service so that they can employ people to build it or provide it; and then spend sleepless nights worrying about whether they’ll succeed, if they’ll be able to pay their employees, let alone themselves. If it were not for these individuals, millions of people wouldn’t have the jobs that provide for their families. Does that mean that the people who are behind the microscopes, bagging the groceries, and working the oil rigs don’t contribute to the success of the companies they work for? No, of course they contribute because they are the corporation. And let me make one other point, the millions aren’t working for free, either. How many of them then leave the corporation and start their own businesses.
If corporations are not people, then I need to notify my neighbor next door who works for IBM and the neighbor three doors down who works for Shell that they’ve been delusional for years. This entire line of reasoning from the President reflects his total lack of understanding as to how the economy works and how jobs are created. And that lack is responsible for the class warfare and divisiveness that is being used in this election cycle.