Outraged small business owners fire back at Obama
Entrepreneurs say, 'We did build this'
- Duration 4:13
- Date Jul 28, 2012
Entrepreneurs say, 'We did build this'
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If you've been successful you don't even get the inaugural.
Don't know -- I'm always talk about people who think.
Well -- most because I was -- Well -- a week later the president's remarks are still creating quite an uproar among millions of America's small business owners.
Joining us now business owner who says when he.
The president's remarks he -- it felt like he was being punched in the face.
Juan -- is the owner of JFP incorporated.
A Raleigh based printing company.
Welcome nice to have you here today thank you for joining us.
-- thank you for let me state my opinion.
Asking why the president's remarks -- so angry.
-- -- I'm looking that what what it went through for me to get started and I first got to throw in there at no time that I say anything else.
Was wrong I do believe in that village my problem is.
The village he's talking about is a government of the village that I'm talking about that did make me successful.
Are the individuals that are my clients my employees.
My family my business partner.
And also my heavenly father that's the village that's made me successful not his government but.
But he didn't mortgage -- his house like I did or like my business partner did and that's what's that's what's punching -- in the face.
You've worked really hard you.
Served your country.
-- being a soldier as a marine.
In -- -- in desert storm and others so you give him back in.
And an amazing way let me ask you though when you started your business did you ever feel like you wanted to turn to the government.
To help you out.
Yes and no.
At first know when -- we I had worked for twenty years plus cells with another company and and and there was some money that have been saved up and -- -- -- -- mortgage the house to try to get started.
Within started to try once we got started what we talked to some banks and the banks were telling us no and a lot of it was the paperwork.
That was involved in doing a government type -- one of the Patriot Act -- loans.
They just didn't want to mess with it so we ended -- -- -- to scramble and find a bank -- finally would take a chance on us.
So you and other small business owners.
Have worked so hard to become a success why do you think adult White House -- is saying that.
Small business owners aren't really going to.
You know hurt going down going forward when it comes to the issue of taxes when it comes to the issue of jobs creation -- -- era.
If you act and the only way I can explain it is this obviously I'm in front of -- camera now if I wanted to start.
If I followed to a video shoot.
I'm gonna -- -- -- subject matter export expert.
And someone asked the -- a stolen me how to why get this done.
I think the reason they're going the -- they're going is that they're not asking -- yes that means the subject matter experts which are the small business owners.
And I'm -- someone's lying to me here is that I just heard that it's been a 160 days since the president has talked to the top counseling.
The GP -- -- -- going down further down he's not talking to the individuals that are on the street that truly know what's going on I think that's the problem.
Instead you think going forward really quickly that the president as doing enough in terms of damage control because he said he didn't really mean.
That in terms of the way people are taking it -- we're taking that he didn't he didn't really mean that you know you are you didn't have that you.
You didn't have help.
-- it a lot of people are scrambling.
To justify what he said none of -- the same the same thing and that that concerns me that are so many different.
Our reasons that he made this comment are popping up up from infrastructure all the way to.
The actual teachers -- wrote my family in the past -- pay taxes for me to benefit from what I'm doing now.
Don't in one breath.
Tell me that is the government's -- -- me and the second in the exhale you're telling me you don't back in my face that I cannot use it.
As I know you can do that.
Haas thank you so much for joining us and thank you for your service -- your country.
Thank you very much.