President Obama found himself in hot water last month when he famously said, “if you have a small business, you didn’t build that.” While the Obama for America campaign tried to backpedal and explain the comments away, small business owners across the country weren’t buying it.
Just this week, as Obama and Vice President Biden campaigned across the country, small business owners are making known their opinions on Obama’s socialist view of entrepreneurism.
In Virginia, the owners of Crumb and Get It Bakery, Chris McMurray, refused to serve Biden, citing President Obama’s recent remarks that small businesses weren’t responsible for their own success. Breitbart interviewed the business owner in the clip below, in which McMurray said:
“No offense to you or the campaign, but we decline to have you come in here…. Very simply, you didn’t build that, speaking of small businesses and entrepreneurs all across the country, and, actually, last night, my wife did not sleep, she’s worked a full 24 hours.”
The Washington Post reported on Davenport, Iowa’s Russ Murty, co-owner of the Village Corner Deli, who agreed to cater President Obama’s stop there, but in a twist, wore a t-shirt that read “Government Didn’t Build My Business, I DID.”
We have to wonder if any of the 500,000 small businesses in Colorado have the courage to do the same.