Georgia business owner responds to Obama’s latest attack.
Ray Gaster poses in front of one of his “you didn’t build that” response signs. (FOX)
Last month Barack Obama lectured business owners, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
Now business owners are speaking out against Obama’s insulting remarks.
FOX News reported:
Ray Gaster poses in front of one of his “you didn’t build that” response signs. (FOX News)
President Obama’s message to entrepreneurs that “you didn’t build that” prompted one Georgia business owner to respond with a not-so-subtle retort.
“I built this business without gov’t help. Obama can Kiss my ass,” reads the sign outside Gaster Lumber & Hardware in Savannah, Ga. Owner Ray Gaster posted that and two similar ones at all three of his company’s locations in response to Obama’s comments during a speech to supporters in Virignia, which struck a nerve with small business owners around the nation.
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help,” the president said at a campaign stop last month in Roanoke, Va.. “There was a great teacher somewhere in your life,” he continued. “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.”
Since the comments created a firestorm, Obama’s campaign has sought to put the comments in perspective, saying that Obama only meant that businesses rely on the community to flourish. Yet, his opponents have seized on the remarks, making them something of a small business rallying cry.
Gaster, a Vietnam veteran, told FoxNews.com he built his now 28-year-old business from the ground up.
“I started on my own,” Gaster said. “The government wasn’t there. We work long, hard hours and what he said is an insult to any businessman.”
The sign has been criticized for its harsh language, but Gaster said that the rough words were necessary.
I’ll second that.