“You didn’t build that”

“Trickle Down Government”: Obama’s Economic Vision

October 4, 2012

“You didn’t build that.” “Spread the wealth around.” Don’t “roll back regulations” on businesses. “Make these critical investments” in government projects, from Solyndra to Obamacare to federal education programs. Such are the ingredients of Barack Obama’s vision of an increasingly powerful central government—a government far past the bounds prescribed by. . . Continue »

Rice and Republicans Condemn Politics of Envy

September 1, 2012

At the Republican convention, former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, and others, directly challenged President Obama’s infamous “You didn’t build that” speech. Rice was particularly eloquent: [T]he essence of America, what really unites us, is not nationality or ethnicity or religion. It is an idea. And what an idea it. . . Continue »