... to falsely claim President Obama said that people like Steve Jobs didn't build the businesses they created:
ROMNEY: He [President Obama] said this: "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." That somebody else is government in his view. [...]What President Obama actually said:
To say that Steve Jobs didn't build Apple. That Henry Ford didn't build Ford Motor. That Papa John didn't build Papa John's pizza. That Ray Kroc didn't build McDonald's. That Bill Gates didn't build Microsoft. To say something like that is not just foolishness, it's insulting to every entrepeneur, every innovator in America.
Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.So "that" = "roads and bridges."
And Mitt Romney is scum for claiming otherwise.
But I do have one question: If being an entrepeneur is so great—and if entrepreneurs deserve credit for building the companies they created—then why is Mitt Romney so eager to deny any involvement with Bain Capital after Feb. 11, 1999, even though he was the company's CEO and sole owner for at least three more years?
I mean, when it comes to Bain Capital ... didn't Mitt Romney at least build that?