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“Nobel Peace Prize? You didn’t earn that” — and more great responses to “You Didn’t Build That”

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By Michelle Malkin  •  July 18, 2012 01:28 PM

The pushback against President Obama’s diss of business owners continues to mount — and it’s coming from surprising places.

You must check out lefty comedian Jon Lovitz’s Twitter response here.

Want more?

I shared this Tumblr link yesterday on Twitter — excellent photoshop mocking of the You Didn’t Build That meme.

Especially liked this one:

Twitchy has a great #YouDidntBuildThat Twitter round-up.

Doug Ross added more here.

From the NRCC:

And from iowntheworld.com:

Also must-read: Zombie’s takedown essay dissecting the Obama/Warren ideology…

Did businesses benefit when in cities across the country HUD built massive housing projects which instantly turned into pre-fab ghettos?

Do businesses benefit when the EPA awards itself unilateral power to impose its interpretation of environmental laws, with no hearings and no warning?

Will businesses benefit when they are forced to abide by byzantine, onerous and expensive Obamacare regulations?

The progressive stance might be: “But we all benefit when everyone is healthy, when global warming is stopped, when children have high self-esteem, when no American goes hungry!”

But by this stage we’ve already passed from measurable physical benefits like roads to fire-fighting to vague claims about intangible potential benefits for which there is no proof. Obama said, “Somebody invested in roads and bridges” because the audience could understand a concrete example; he didn’t get up and say “Somebody invested in high self-esteem” because it would expose the slippery slope underneath this line of reasoning.

Should businesses pay enough taxes to support the nation’s basic physical infrastructure? Yes. Of course. And they already do. But should they pay taxes to fund every progressive social fantasy? That’s open for debate, and that’s not the point Obama and Warren were making. Overtly, at least.

We should thank President Obama for finally revealing the central justification for his economic policy. Now that we see what’s at the heart of his fiscal philosophy, we can demonstrate that he has only ended up proving the opposite of what he intended.

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