Wasserman Schultz: "Ludicrous" To Say Obama Doesn’t Want Business To Take Credit
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz defends Obama's comment that successful business owners/entrepreneurs don't deserve credit for their own success. WCHE Radio Host says he's stunned after watching the video 10 times and reading the transcript: "I don't know how else you can interpret it."
HOST: Is there a fundamental difference here, where the President believes that all positive things flow from the federal government whereas Mitt Romney and many people believe that good things flow from the private sector and that they should not be demonized and demagogued for creating jobs?
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: Bill, now it's absolutely ludicrous to suggest, taking the President's statement, which was in the middle of a speech, that that's what that said. Mitt Romney's campaign right now has gone off the deep end, suggesting that they're reeling in these accusations that they have no answer to. So what they're trying to do is change the storyline away from his Bain tenure and his investments in foreign tax havens.
The bottom line is that President Obama was talking about any business owner, who has been successful, they obviously have pulled themselves up by their boot straps and put their own blood, sweat and tears into making that business successful, but that nobody's success can be credited just to themselves.
President Obama was talking about the fact that investments made so that we can have roads to help move vehicles, so that we can have an Internet so that more business owners could actually sell their goods across the globe, so we could ensure that they have employees that get a good education, and therefore they have highly-qualified personnel to help them run their businesses.
What President Obama was talking about yesterday and Romney and the Republicans well know it, was that we all need to pull together. We all need to be working together. No one person, no one business owner is able to do it all by themselves. We're all in this together and that's the approach President Obama takes to governing. So to suggest that he said anything other than that is a distraction.