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Opening remarks at "We Did Build It" event held at Applegate Insulation

I'm old enough to remember the last really bad recession when Ronald Reagan was President. That recession was the result of President Carter's failed economic policies and Reagan dealt with it by lowering taxes and putting other policies in place to encourWe Did Build It event at Applegate Insulationage business growth. He also kept our morale up by telling us that our work was important and that if we just kept our chins down and our hands on the work, we would recover - which we did! The country then enjoyed a great decade of prosperity and job creation!
Reagans' was the kind of leadership we expect from an American President. So, it is with great sadness to now find that our current President is demonizing and belittling American businesses during his recession. We all want to look up to and respect our President but this is next to impossible to do when he insults us and offends us while trying to steal away credit for what we have accomplished.
Instead of Obama standing up like a man and taking the blame for a thoroughly disabled American economy, he is instead telling us businessmen that we did not build our own businesses but, he - meaning government - did. Instead of taking the blame and sharing the credit, Obama is stealing the credit for what he did not do and blaming any and everyone for what he did do. This is not leadership, it is shameful.
Obama said since the government built the roads that government deserves the credit for my small business. Well, I have news for him: Government did not build the roads, businesses did! Government has no money of its own, creates no value or wealth, it only has what it can take from us and it is our money that built the roads, not his. Besides, this regime doesn't build roads anymore, it only throws up roadblocks  to economic growth and job creation.
Besides, his roads argument is about the most banal comment I've heard in a very long time. It is like saying, "Thank goodness Henry Ford came along to put cars on the roads after the government built them or, maybe like; "Obama, you didn't really win the presidency, someone else won it for you because if some business hadn't invented and built the pencils and the voting machines, you couldn't have been elected, you didn't do it, someone else did!" Or, maybe it is like saying Mark Twain shouldn't get credit for authoring "Huckleberry Finn" because he used the postal service to mail the manuscript to the publisher! Come on, Obama, get serious here, people are laughing at you!
What Obama made clear when he trashed American business was to clarify who he is and what he believes. His anti-business comments perfectly fit the reality of a man ignorant of business who has been promulgating policies antagonistic to business and job growth for nearly 4 years.
Obamas' comments offended me, my family and, my team of hard-working Americans. He owes millions of us Americans an apology. But, come to think of it, the only time I can remember him apologizing for anything is to other countries for American greatness. Now he needs to apologize to American businesses owners and employees who he has insulted - insulted for the very reason that together we have achieved great things!
Terry Applegate
CEO of Applegate Insulation

Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off. - Psalm 94:20-23

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