Cagle Post: Obama’s War on the American Dream

Americans have always been a people who will pull themselves up by their bootstraps and get the job done. From the expansion of the West; to the development of the automobile; to the launch of a computer company in the family garage; Americans have relied on themselves to build an exceptional nation. That is why when President Obama says, “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen,” he is waging war on the American Dream. President Obama’s attacks on business fit his campaign’s narrative of Big Government and class warfare. President Obama’s words are intended to foster a sense of envy and resentment of the business class. He paints a picture of success in America as being merely the product of luck and government assistance won at the expense of poor, hardworking Americans. In this view, success is unearned, undeserved, and unfair. Read more at Cagle Post here.