Rep. Paul Ryan –
Promoting entrepreneurship instead of perpetuating crony capitalism.
President Obama recently made a stunning remark about owners and workers under free enterprise. He said, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
Who? Ultimately, the government.
Free enterprise empowers entrepreneurs who have ideas and imagination, investors who take risks, and workers who hone their skills and offer their labor. Our exceptional country was built up by the ingenuity, capital, and sweat contributed by individuals who risked it all to build a brighter future for their families. America was founded on the shared belief that government’s primary role is to safeguard our God-given freedoms, as individual initiative and a strong civil society are what make prosperity and flourishing possible. America is exceptional for this very reason — no other country in the history of mankind was founded on such a powerful idea.
The President’s policies have stifled this commitment to economic freedom, resulting in millions of Americans facing painful economic hardships. In the President’s revealing rhetoric, we gain insight into why the economy remains so anemic and the future looks so bleak.