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My name is George Lauby and I built this business with the help of key, talented partners who shared the dream, and with the help of many people who value quality over quantity, and who value individuality over collective corporatism.

And, I built this business with the help of the Internet, which was invented by the U.S. military, and with the help of the U.S. Postal Service Ė one of the greatest quasi-governmental services in our history.

And, I had help from the streets and roads, built and maintained by the city, county, state and federal governments, and of course with the wider help of our tax supported military, who keep us free to do as we choose, and of course with the help of our forefathers, who guaranteed freedom of the press in the Constitution.

Thatís just a few of the more obvious sources of help that I had and continue to have in building this business.

Of course I worked my tail off, like most all small business owners.

But Iím not so egotistical that I think President Obama was ridiculing my efforts when he said people like me didnít build our businesses all by ourselves.

Obama's observation actually came from Elizabeth Warren, an advocate for financial oversight reforms, and currently a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.

Her remark was aimed at those who say they shouldn't have to pay more taxes, despite the debt crisis that the U.S. government, and most of the world, is facing.

Warren's point is that taxes help the government, and at least sometimes government helps us in return.

Yet, Republican candidates continue to quote Obama out of context in their campaign speeches. Campaign lies are nothing new, but in the face of our pending economic crisis, they detract from the urgent need to pull together.

As you know if you read this page regularly, I am not a big fan of Obama (or any national politician these days), due to the finger pointing, lies and half truths that they seem happy to spout in support of themselves, instead of our country.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 9/11/2012
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