If you’re going to continue campaigning against the idea that the president thinks private business deserves no credit for their own success by deceptively editing his words, you probably shouldn’t cite counter examples that depend almost entirely on contracts from the government for their business.
In Tampa, the campaign spotlighted Rebecca Smith, owner of the construction company A.D. Morgan Corp., and Lou Ramos, owner of Value Enterprise Solutions, an information technology company. [...]
The A.D. Morgan Corporation employs 50 people and has annual revenues of about $80 million, according to its website. The company lists more than 130 projects and developments. Impressive, no doubt. But the list is nearly all government projects. (One of the few not to be: the Poynter Institute for Media Studies). From the Sumter County jail expansion, Woodlawn Elementary School, the library at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, interior sign at James Haley Veterans Hospital, the Plant City Courthouse, a Florida Department of Transportation weigh station, the projects that have made A.D. Morgan the success it is have been government, big and small, state and local. [...]
As for Ramos, his company’s Facebook page describes Value Enterprise Solutions as “providing value added service/education to businesses, local government, federal government, Department of Defense, and industry contract organizations.”
County jails, elementary schools, university libraries, veterans hospitals, the city courthouse, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Defense.
You know, obvious creations of the private sector.
This supports my thesis that most Americans have no idea that they’re neck deep in socialism every single day. As if paying taxes is some sort of abstraction that results in nothing.