American Crossroads today launched a new web video featuring the reactions of small business owners to President Obama’s speech where he told business owners “you didn’t build that” – and that other people were responsible for the success of their enterprises.
The video, entitled “Build,” shows small business owners watching the Obama speech on an iPad, then captures their reactions and responses to the president’s comments.
Some reactions from small business owners in the video include:
· “What an insult.”
· “I am outraged.”
· “I can’t believe he just said that.”
· “I can’t believe the president of the United States could say that I have not made this.”
· “We risk everything every day…”
· “It came from my personal savings…”
“President Obama should immediately apologize for the remarks he made that denigrate the incredible risk entrepreneurs take when starting and building an enterprise,” said American Crossroads communications director Jonathan Collegio. “Obama’s remarks capture what many people have long suspected about the president – that he is out of touch with the small business owners and doesn’t value the risks they take to build their businesses and create jobs. This is clearly reflected in Obama’s high tax and regulatory policies.”
Martha Roby, Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District Representative, cites Obama’s “you didn’t build that” comment while discussing on the House floor The Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act. Rep. Roby went on to say, “I do not understand, nor do the people I represent in Southeast Alabama understand, why Mr. Reid and those in the Senate will not take up these bills that will remove the heavy hand of government and unleash the private sector’s ability to create jobs in this country.”