How can a person leading our country be so dumb?
To me this is a fool who has never owned or run a business saying government did it for me.
At a young age I began working with my Dad who contracted jobs on his off days as a firefighter. At 16 I contracted my first job. It was only a few hundred dollars but I bid it, hired my own help and put out a good job. At the age of 17, I was contracting roofing, paint, tile and repair jobs. Before I turned 18 I quit school and joined the United States Navy where I became a firefighter, damage control and carpenter.
Leaving the service and returning to Amarillo, Texas I found the city was in a severe financial downfall. I heard of a job opening at a fast food restaurant. When I went to apply there was over 30 people standing in line for the $2.85 an hour job.
As the years went on I worked for other employers but was never happy. I saw a sign in a Dallas saying: "If You Want To Work We Want You" I applied for the job and was told they would get in touch. I told them no, their sign said if I wanted to work they wanted me. They finally called a manager in because I wouldn't leave. The next morning I went to work building gas lamps and grills. Four months later I was moved to the office and put in charge of inventory control. Most people thought I had it made but I wasn't happy. I wanted to be my own boss. This played a large part in costing me my first marriage.
Over the years I started different businesses where many times I found myself laying face down in the dirt. I slept on beaches, in the back of other peoples' pickups and behind dumpsters but I wouldn't give up.
After many years of ups and downs I finally made it.
In no way did government ever bail me out or give me help. If you went under you had one of two choices:
- You could pick yourself up and start over, or
- You could lay there feeling sorry for yourself.
The businesses I have today were built on sacrifice and hard work, not government assistance.
So I say to Obama: Kiss where the sun doesn't shine. I have seen how you handle taxpayers money. Know what you are talking about before you open your mouth
To your friends who want to live off the government I could care less if they starve.
You have heard my opinion - Now let me hear yours!