Government programs aside, you are completely short sited and narrow minded in what you think helped your father build a successful business. Where did he get his electrical training? Who inspired and encouraged him?
I am currently earning a living as a artist, and I am unashamed to say any of my minor success has come with the help of many others. For starters, had I been raised in a state like South Carolina which views art as a silly and frivolous special interest I would never have had the constant exposure to quality art programs throughout my public education. This is not to say that there are not excited, passionate, and dedicated art teachers in this state's public schools, but they are hamstrung by budgets that reflect their perceived value. Could I, or your friends, have taken web design class at Stall HS? I guess I would have go to the PUBLIC library and study on my own. Even with something that can be as personal and solitary as art, you are often pushed, inspired, and driven to improve by your peers.
To work hard and build your own success is truly a great thing, but how did it get to the point where recognizing the help received along the way cheapens what you have done. Is this not the same attitude that has lead to overwhelming income inequality? With CEO's feeling they deserve bigger and bigger shares of their company's success. If you feel the success of your company to be wholly your own, you acknowledge those working for you with the pay, benefits, and rights that reflect that belief.
Feel free to pump thousands of dollars into the local economy and then be treated like a free loader without a voice.
Clearly your first supporter wants to be apart of a very thoughtful debate of the pros and cons of healthcare reform and a government healthcare option. I agree with part of what your saying Mr. Hunter. The liberal media is marginalizing critical opposition to Obama's plan, but thats the media in general. Fox has been covering the same townhall shouting and Palin "death pannel" craziness as MSNBC. So now, just like the president, Sen. DeMint logical views are drowned out by chants of "Socialist" and "Hitler."
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