For those who believe the "You Didn't Build That" drivel.....?
Who built the roads? Not paid for them, but actually built them? Who built the buildings, furnishings, equipment, right down to shoes and socks of Police and Fire Companies. Not paid for, but built. The concept of the Government built all the necessary things to be in business, is, was and will always be a pretty moog point, if someone doesn't take the initiative to start the business necessary for the government to be in business. sadcat, here's just a little news flash for ya. There are a hell of a lot of businesses in this country that have less than 5 employees. It takes the business owners mind, initiative, money, sweat and worry to even start a business, let alone make it successful. Jepchamp, who was it that built this country from the ground up? Before there was a government, there were businesses. Who was it that built the roads (trails) to the west, who built the railroads to the west, who built the towns, stores, banks, saloons, liveries, hotels? Who? You nailed it partly, Rich Philanthropists and people with a vision for the future with absolutely NO, none, nil, help from the government. El Marxista, Take a look around you. Be a little more observant of what's happening around you. There is road construction going on in every state in this country. Now take a good look at the equipment and trucks being used. I defy you to find 1 just 1 truck or piece of equipment that says USDOT on the door as the owner of that equipment or truck. Oh, you will see USDOT on the side of every truck. That's the number that the government tracks that truck and TAXES that truck by. You may see state dot doing minor road maintenance, but you never have and never will see government equipment actually building anything for public use. That one loan pick up truck that is sitting on the job site, running and wasting fuel, while it's occupants stand there looking around: that's the one owned by the government. It is there to make sure GOVERNMENT REGULATION and PROPER TAXING are being adhered to. Oh and here's another little news flash for all of you. When someone builds something such as a new sub division, shopping mall, strip mall. warehouse, etc, They are responsible for building access to their business or venture. It is only after they have built the roads to GOVERNMENT STANDARDS and the business is up and running that they can apply for the GOVERNMENT to take over THEIR roads and be responsible for the maintenance of said roads. Some never get that. Then you end up with homeowners associations, etc taxing members to maintain roads.
Asked By: wvparanormal - 9/22/2012
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You think the people who run businesses actually did much of the work to build those things? Actually it was their employees. Just as employees need a place to work, the business that hires them needs those employees to DO the work. But for some reason conservatives hate labor these days... More
Answered By: Sadcat - 9/22/2012
A moog point? I don't see any rich philanthropists paying to build roads, and these construction companies don't work for free. What an idiotic attempt at an argument.
Answered By: Jepchamp - 9/22/2012
Who built the roads? Government employees, I'm guessing they're engineers, I don't think any business man, whatever his business is, took time out of his schedule to start shoveling gravel
Answered By: El Marxista - 9/22/2012
For someone to set there and say will you did not create your own business or you could not have completed it without the help of Government forgets the fact that the government has nothing until it takes if from the people. You see the government could not build the roads without private companies, nor would they have... More
Answered By: wtinc - 9/22/2012
Please enlighten us by DOCUMENTING what percentage of a company's revenues are due to infrastructure, as compared to what percentage is due to THE WORK OF THE PEOPLE IN THE COMPANY... More
Answered By: Elmer - 9/22/2012
The key words in your question are "take the initiative". Risk takers and entrepreneurs take the initiative, government simply takes.
Answered By: Max K - 9/22/2012
Your logic escapes me. Was that private contractor going to build the road without payment? Were all businesses and individuals going to automatically get together to fund them? If the federal, state, and local government withdrew from all infrastructure projects, do you think roads would get repaired, etc.? Government... More
Answered By: abitleftofcenter - 9/22/2012
When America was at her GREATEST - Government was smaller. EVERYONE envied Americans and wanted to come here. We are still great and people still want to come here but government has ruined a LOT. PEOPLE are what make up a nation...not "government".
Answered By: RLP - 9/22/2012
The government builds bureaucracy as a means to suck more and more tax dollars. That is it's goal.
Answered By: Ryde.On - 9/22/2012
What private company ever would have decided that there was profit to be had if they invested in building roads and bridges and connecting every town on the continent to a main highway system. That never would have been in the interests of any private company. It took a group effort. It took the federal government... More
Answered By: Infinite Fractal Consciousness - 9/22/2012
So Romney was WRONG when he gave basically the same speech at the Olympics Opening Ceremony... More
Answered By: YESHUA - 9/22/2012
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