I know this couple. They have owned their own small business for decades. They certainly are not rich, but they are not eating ramen noodles for supper either. Any of us would describe their life as decidedly middle class.
They met at the university. They married and moved back to the small town where I live and raised a couple of kids.
In the building next door to their existing business they started another mom and pop. They worked hard, very hard, running both businesses. They were there six days a week, and vacations were rare. The days were long, but they provided the usual for the kids, dance classes, football, baseball camp, cars, college. One of the business failed. The other hangs on in these tough times.
Why did one business fail? Leftists like Obama will claim successful business owners only got what they have through the hard work of others, through the government. Yet these fine people had two business, on the same street, a few blocks from the same bridge. Both had a similar education and even shared some teachers.
Why did the government and everyone else cause business number two to close?
If you and I were responsible for building what these people have, aren't we responsible when things do not go well?
See how silly President Obama and Cherokee Princess Warren sound when you look at their actual philosophy? What kind of world would we have if no one was ever held responsible? You did not build that business, You did not build that house. You did not paint that artwork. You did not write that book. You did not run that business into the ground. You did not shoot up that movie theater.