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“Jimmy Yang — who emigrated from China 20 years ago and now owns a business in Fredericksburg, Va. — said it’s Romney’s policies, not Obama’s, that offer new immigrants a better shot at the American dream. … ‘I want to come back to a statement from our current president,’ he continued. ‘If you got a business, you didn’t build that, somebody else made that happen,’ — which really hurt our feelings,’ Yang said.” (Juana Summers And Katie Glueck, “Asian-American Vote Key For Both Parties,” Politico, 7/28/12)
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“Perhaps Leanne Hoagland-Smith sums it up best: ‘I built my business through 60-100 hour work weeks, paying for my own ongoing professional development in excess of $50,000, calling on potential customers, etc. No one helped me in the ways the President suggested.’” (Christine Parizo, Op-Ed, “We Built Our Businesses Ourselves: Entrepreneurs React To Obama Speech,” Washington Examiner, 7/20/12)
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“ When I began the company, it was just me. So by definition, I certainly started it myself. I didn’t get money from a bank or from an investor. I started the company with the confidence that made me willing to risk a year’s worth of savings, even if I ended up not making a dime writing and selling software.”
Ben Bruno, Op-Ed, “Mr. President: I Did Build My Business,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/22/12
Entrepreneurs, like Ben Bruno, who come up with big ideas and take risks make America the unique and great nation it is. They’re the lifeblood of the economy and ought to be encouraged, not denigrated.