Wayne Allyn Root – small business owner – to Obama: “you owe us!”
By Wayne Allyn Root
Published July 24, 2012
President Obama and even FoxNews.com contributor Sally Kohn have it backwards. Business owners don’t owe credit to government for their success. Government owes us credit for its existence! Government doesn’t enable or empower business owners. We empower government.
Business owners would do just fine without government. But government, government employees, and the “takers” of society — those who take checks from government — could not survive without us — the creators, producers and taxpayers. Simply put, we pay all the bills for government. We’re the ones you ought to be thanking.
Let me paint a picture even an economic illiterate can understand. Let’s say you own a restaurant. Who needs whom? Do the patrons of your restaurant need you? No, they could choose any one of 1,000 other restaurants in your city. They could stay home and cook for themselves. Heck, they could even choose to not eat — most Americans could use a day off from eating.
But you — the business owner — could not live without customers. You desperately need their patronage. You need to be nice, genuflect and show gratitude. Without customers, you could not stay in business. Every employee of your restaurant is dependent on customers. Even ignorant leftists and socialists can’t intelligently argue with that.
Now let’s extend that “business model” to government. Government is the business. The taxpayers are the customers — just like that restaurant example. Government doesn’t survive if we don’t pay the bills. Government is dependent on us…our hard work…our taxes. If we go on strike and stop paying, government goes out of business.
The only difference is that in a free market capitalist society, the customer freely chooses to spend his or her money at the business of their choice. But in the case of government, the customer is limited to only one choice. If government can’t pay the bills, instead of being forced out of business, government just raises taxes and extorts more money (legally, of course).