Yeah, and Al Gore “invented the internet”.
Barack Obama insisted Thursday that without government spending, “Google, Facebook would not exist.”
Obama made the remark at a campaign fundraiser while criticizing the budget passed by House Republicans. Obama said the Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget would, among other things, cut funding for research.
“I believe in investing in basic research and science because I understand that all these extraordinary companies that are these enormous wealth-generators — many of them would have never been there; Google, Facebook would not exist, had it not been for investments that we made as a country in basic science and research,” Obama said. “I understand that makes us all better off.”
The private sector is much better at investing and creating jobs, not Obama’s ideal of an overblown socialist kleptocracy. Contrary to his opinion that government should have its grubby hands into every aspect of business, i.e. taxpayer subsidies, free market enterprise vastly out-performs government bureaucracy any day of the week.
Jesus, this mutherfucker needs to be kicked out of office ASAP.