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Published: Monday, Sept. 17 2012 7:26 p.m. MDT

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Kalindra
Salt Lake City, Utah

But - business people build their businesses by themselves! They don't need help from anyone. Isn't that the message of the conservatives with their opposition to Obama's statement about who builds things?

carman
Wasatch Front, UT

I have heard way too many starry-eyed entrepreneurs who think their revenue-less business is worth millions, when in fact they have little more than a prototype (sometimes less than that). Most of these businesses never make a profit for one reason or another. They are very high risk.

To Kalindra: Some stretch you made there in an attempt to politicize this. FYI - the investors and the entrepreneur are ALL business people. And NONE of them are government or some collectivist blob. The entrepreneur and investors all risk their time and treasure, some the nebulous blob has not sacrificed. If you want to push on a string and try to make Obama's point for him, that is your prerogative. But it is pushing on a string.

Red
Salt Lake City, UT

Kalindra,

Did you understand Carman's point?

An investor uses his own money to fund an opportunity like Snowmobilebikes or CRM software that isn't as good as Salesforce, or some other bad idea. The investor is running his own company as well and if he makes bad investments, (even though he is helping make the payroll of good people) then he loses all of his money and needs to go find a different job.

So, if you understand his point then please go and tell all of your friends who think like you. An

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