Posted on August 22, 2012 at 10:15 AM
ROANOKE, Va.—GOP running mate Paul Ryan says President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” remark explains why the U.S. recovery has been so sluggish.
At a campaign rally in Roanoke, Va., the Wisconsin congressman said it revealed Obama’s “mindset” of favoring big government over private entrepreneurs—and shows why his policies have failed to create jobs.
Last month, at a Roanoke fire station, Obama said successful businesses depend on things like bridges and schools that governments created—and said to successful business owners, “You didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Since then, Mitt Romney and his running mate have denounced the comment as anti-business. Obama’s campaign insists his words have been taken out of context.