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RANT: I Would Rather PAY a BRIBE to Open a Business Than Deal With the American Bureaucracy

If I hear another DAMN LIBERAL try to defend Barack Obama’s “You didn’t build that business” I am going to need duct tape for my head.

To say I am taking his statement of context is COMPLETE BULLSHIT!

He said what he meant and he means what he said!

Barack Obama believes that the Government facilitated each and every business owner and they all benefited from the atmosphere and infrastructure built by the Government.

And the comments his supporters are reciting the talking point that is it so much easier to open a business here than in other countries where you must pay bribes is also complete rubbish!

Comrade Obama, let me tell you what the government is. Government is the middle man between the tax payer and the guy who builds the roads and water lines and the rest of the infrastructure. They stand between the source of money and the actual worker taking a cut – and it is a hefty cut at that.

Government didn’t build those roads. The builder did. With taxpayer money. Government just took a cut.

And once the roads and bridges are built, the real ordeal starts.

In order to open a business, you must hire lawyers and perhaps lobbyists to “convince” the local government zoning board that you are worthy.

But that’s not a bribe. It’s just government.

And then you must go before a Town Council or Board of Supervisors who will require you to “proffer” some cash or land to convince them that you are worthy.

But that’s not a bribe. It’s just government.

And once you clear that hurdle, you must then deal with the EPA who may require studies and surveys and force you to move mountains or re-route rivers and streams in their prescribed way in order to build your business.

But that’s not a bribe. It’s just government.

And once the plans are approved by local zoning boards, local governments, and the EPA, you must then apply for more permits.

But that’s not a bribe. It’s just government.

And once you begin construction, you must have building inspectors drop in at various intervals to make sure you are “up to code”.

But that’s not a bribe. It’s just government.

And once you complete the building, you need an occupancy permit, a fire inspection, an OSHA visit, the Americans with Disabilities Act must be complied with, you have to post Equal Employment Opportunity Commission signs and comply with all their regulations, you will need to comply with all of the new ObamaCare regulations before you hire anyone, and you must apply for Tax ID’s and Incorporate.

But that’s not a bribe. It’s just government.

And before you can put up a sign to tell people who happen to drive by your business who you are, you mus first submit drawings and get approval (for a fee) of the sign, the location, the structure and even the total square footage.

But that’s not a bribe. It’s just government.

And if you happen to be opening a restaurant and plan to sell alcohol, you have a LOT of people to pay and a lot of people to convince that you will be a good bartender.

But that’s not a bribe. It’s just government.

And insurance. Building, fire, Worker’s Comp, liability, theft, etc. Most of that is required by the government before you can open.

But that’s not a bribe. It’s just government.


You could go to another country and give the local mayor a thousand bucks and a new car to leave you alone to open your business and employ people who pay the mayor’s salary.

But that’s a bribe.

The fact is, I DID build that business and government only hindered me.

I could have built it a lot faster and easier if there were not so many government hands out either asking for money or pushing me backwards.

To pretend that the American system fosters business is a load of crap. The government has not made opening and operating a business any easier. In fact, they have become an even larger hindrance than the corrupt officials in other countries who demand bribes.

If it were truly that bad in other countries America wouldn’t outsource jobs, would they?

Americans not only have the hardest path to create jobs in the world, Obama wants to make them pay through the nose if they happen to be successful.

The bar is set too high, the hurdles are too high and too many and the rewards are in jeopardy of government confiscation by taxation if you make a lot of money.

Obama said “Other people made that happen”.

No, Mr. Obama. They didn’t. I did.

We did.

Anyone that has started a business didn’t get a hand from this government. They get the back of a hand. And anyone that manages to build a business in America sure as hell deserves to prosper after beating the odds that the government has stacked against them.

Barack Obama doesn’t understand that. And he never will. He has never walked in the shoes of anyone struggling to open a business and keep it open. Everything he has in life was handed to him.

Somebody else built Barack Obama.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

17 Responses to “RANT: I Would Rather PAY a BRIBE to Open a Business Than Deal With the American Bureaucracy”

  1. Jack Lee says:

    Would you plz lay off Mr. Barack! He was a GR8 business man and an elite athlete before becoming President. If ask him, I’m sure he’ll tell you that our Olympians didn’t win their Medals, someone else did it for them b/c they used the roads to get back and forth to practice and at some point had a good teacher along the way.


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