Another Romney ad taking the Presidents words out of context.
And context IS important.
Like the context of business owner Denny Sollmann from SIdney Ohio when he says “He was trying to say: ‘Hey, you didn’t build that business on your own. The government helped you build it.’ And that’s what ticked me off more than anything. Mr. President, unfortunately you have no idea how we here in Midwestern Ohio have to try to run a small business from daylight till night.”
Yeah Denny – the Government didn’t help you – did it?
‘According to notes from a Jan. 26, 2006 meeting of the Ohio School Facilities Commission, Sollmann Electrical Company was rewarded a $915,117 contract for work in the Trotwood-Madison City school district’.
‘Notes from a May 31, 2007 meeting of the same body show that Sollmann Electrical Company placed a $1,080,700 bid to do work in the Dayton County School District. This was the lowest bid offered and the commission recommended that it be finalized’.
‘According to notes from a May 25, 2010 meeting of the School Facilities Commission, meanwhile, Sollmann Electrical Company was awarded a $1,689,829 contract for work in the Miami East school district’.
‘Sollmann was also a contractor for work on the Horace Mann School in Dayton, Ohio, according to an Ohio School Facilities Commission form filled out in April 2008. Horace Mann is a public school, an official there said’.
‘In November of 2011, Sollmann made a $274,792 bid with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services to do work on a building expansion at Rhodes State College, another public school’.
‘The first project listed on Sollmann’s own website is the work it did building Memorial Middle and High School in St. Marys, Ohio. An official at the school confirmed that it is a public school that was recently completely rebuilt’.
From : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/30/mitt-romney-ohio-dennis-sollmann_n_1719463.html?1343664830
Tell you what Denny. Why don’t you frist answer questions put to you by the press since YOU decided to go on a public ad and then give back all the money you made off those Government contrats.
Because the Government didn’t help you did it Denny?
I’m a taxpayer Denny. The Government paid you with MY tax money to help build public buildings.
And if you are smart enough to run a business, you SHOULD be smart enough to look into the trurh of what President Obama said :
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet”.
“The point is, when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.”