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Chris

If your strongest argument is to take a sentence out of context and attempt to hang and entire campaign on that distortion, you don't really have much, do you?

Peg

Here is an exact transcript. No words altered:

"If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (Applause.)

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet."

You can call what I said a distortion. I don't think it is at all.

And I note you made no reference to the Obama administration altering the underpinnings of welfare reform. That, too, will harm our society - unless we are fortunate enough to have a new president come 2013.

Chris

You're a successful real estate agent. Did you build the roads to all the houses? Create the society?
You success is the result of your work and the society that provided the framework for you to succeed--that doesn't deny your part, but you seem to want to deny the infrastructure that permits you to succeed.

The welfare reform requires that every effort INCREASE the return to work metric--the Romney ad is a complete lie. You should be thankful I didn't mention it, but you did it for me.

Peg

Did you just come here with leftist talking points, and ignore what I wrote in my post? If you take the ten seconds necessary, you will see that I agree we are fortunate to live in the U.S., where we have good infrastructure, a rule of law, civil rights, etc.

Next time before criticizing me, I advise reading what I wrote.

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