“I Built This, Mr. President”

President Obama recently said, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

Small business owners all over America took offense at this incorrect view that government (instead of elbow grease, intelligence, and good-old-fashioned risk taking) is the bedrock of our economy.

Since the President doesn’t understand how our economy works, let’s take a moment to explain how small businesses are created…  More importantly, let’s show him the businesses we’ve made and who has made them.  Please send me your photos — either e-mail me (via BristolsBlog @ gmail.com, without the space!) or tweet me at this blog’s brand new Twitter account (@BristolsBlog) using the hashtag #IBuiltThis.

Be creative! The photo can be of you working or of your small business.  Make it fun, by putting yourself in the photo holding up a sign that tells the President “I Built This!”

Don’t forget to tell me your name, location, and business website!!

Let’s give the President a little lesson on how this country works.  And let’s hurry, because he only has a few months left on the job!

And if there are small business owners in your family, tell us what your mom, dad, or grandparents have created.  I’ll go ahead and start.  My dad has one of the best spots to catch salmon in Bristol Bay. This tough, seasonal job put food on the table when I was a kid, and I’m thankful Dad built up his business through hard work and many cold nights.

There’s my photo –  send me yours!

Thank you for all the photos! See the “I Built This: The Video!”

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  • David

    Ummm, Mr Obama, those roads and bridges and infrastructure? They were built by and belong to the American taxpayer. They are NOT your property as a politician.

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  • grayjohn

    Getting help getting started does not mean you owe the socialist demon Obama ANYTHING.
    The other thing Americans are really great at is helping each other. Getting a loan, or some money from dad to start a business does not make it anyone else’s property or entitle anyone else to the credit or the profit or the success. Only a retarded marxist or progressive douche thinks that way.

  • http://ministryofheartofchrist.com/ katherine

    Bristol, you are a true Patriot and your son is absolutely adorable. Keep up the good work!!!

  • Babci Cathy

    My Dad opened a used car lot in 1949. He had zero education. His parents had no money…they lived in the same house for 70 years before dying at the ages of 96 and 98. Dad raised 7 children and put 5 of us through college. He never asked anyone for anything. We NEVER had health insurance. He paid every doctor, dental and hospital bill with CASH.

    My Dad is now 96 years old. He will be voting for the FIRST time in his life this November. He wants to tell President Obama… I built this and I’m proud.

    Can you tell how proud I am?

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  • riffraff

    “Help along the way.”

    I think not. My wife and I and our partner did it all ourselves. We never applied for (or was offered) any government help. Our current President has never worked for himself…he has always had everything handed to him, one way or another. It’s sickening. He hates capitalism and, I believe, he hates America. It’s the only thing that explains his actions. If the population votes him in for another term, America as we know it is doomed.

  • http://yahoo.com millie

    The previous mess that you talk about was created by your democratic congress that was in the
    majority for six years. Also remember Dodd/Frank. And it was the democrats that would
    not put regulations on Fannie/Mae and Freddy/ Mac. Giving out all those loans to people
    who could no way afford the houses they were getting into was the cause of the housing bubble
    to bust.
    Bush in his second year on was trying to have regulation put on these bank and the democrats
    blocked it the six years they were in the majority and the two years that the Republicians did not
    have enough majority to get it through because of 4 Republican that voted with the democrats.

  • http://postrepublica.wordpress.com NWBill

    Thank you, Bristol, for reminding Americans of what we still have, even after the last four years; the American ability to dream, build, and prosper – which supports, envelops, and pushes us all onward; no matter which political party is in charge!
    I’m very proud of you!

  • Robert

    I’ve spent the last seven years building a photographic studio by myself. Working as a plumber during the day and pounding nails at night and on weekends. It’s close to done but if Obama wins another term….. I think I it will just be the worlds coolest man cave. I don’t see the use in making more money just to have it taxed away. BTW, Mr. Obama, Government was the biggest factor in taking 7 years. Government didn’t help me, it would have been fast to have used a wagon through the woods without government interference than using the roads with all the regulations. Get out of my life and let me create jobs.