Jul 192012
 

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Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. But President Obama’s comments last week show that he just doesn’t understand who the real job creators are. How can he help small businesses when he doesn’t even recognize their value?

Mitt Romney’s campaign kept up the drumbeat of criticism Thursday over President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” gaffe, releasing a scathing web ad in which a New Hampshire business owner says: “President Obama, you’re killing us out here.”

The ad, released Thursday morning, sustains what has been a weeklong theme for the Romney campaign. Echoing the Republican candidate’s recent criticism on the stump, the video hammers the president for suggesting this past Friday that business owners owe their success to government.

The video features Jack Gilchrist, owner of Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Company, and shows him getting ready for work at dawn while Obama’s words play in the background.

“If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. … I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart,” the president says, as the ad shows Gilchrist saying goodbye to his family and heading off to work. “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

The ad then cuts to an incredulous Gilchrist, who asks: “My father’s hands didn’t build this company? My hands didn’t build this company? My son’s hands aren’t building this company? Did somebody else take out the loan on my father’s house to finance the equipment? Did somebody else make payroll every week or figure out where it’s coming from?

“President Obama, you’re killing us out here. Through hard work and a little bit of luck, we built this business. Why are you demonizing us for it? We are the solution, not the problem.”


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