Letter: We did build our businesses

Published: Sunday, Aug. 5 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

In this July 27, 2012, photo President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

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President Obama's statement, "If you've got a business, you didn't build that," is further evidence that, to him, the federal government is a magical make-believe land where money grows endlessly on trees. He doesn't seem to realize where the money comes from to build "that."

A business owner pays taxes, his employees pay taxes and the business pays taxes — that's how all of "that" was paid for when it was built. Every business owner, in fact every taxpayer, can rightfully claim, "Yes, I've got a business, I pay taxes and I did build that."

Jan M. Levi

Spanish Fork

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