Where do I begin Mr. Robertson. Let's start with your claim of education, a community college. You must realize by now that community colleges receive more than tuition in order to fund the operation of the college you attended without a government backed student loan. They get money, tax money, from the federal and state government to off set costs and expand curriculum.
A loan for a small business is not normally done through Fannie or Freddie that is for home mortgages. You may have gotten a 'conventional' loan that is possibly done through money from the federal government specifically for small businesses, you also get tax breaks for small businesses, you also get a loan rate set by the Fed. It was your choice not to use the stimulus money that you wrote you are eligible for.
You wrote that the taxes you already pay for infrastructure and protection don't count but they do.
So Mr. Robertson not only did you benefit directly from government but also indirectly. Your competitors and other businesses you deal with definitely used loans from the government for education, to build a business, to stimulate the economy. They utilized the tax breaks, they utilized the R & D backed with federal dollars, they used money offered by the government albeit more than you but used they did.
If our government did not protect, build, developed, research, fund, educate it's citizens there would be no thriving economy. There would be no nation, no independence. No one is discounting what you have achieved Mr. Robertson but you are definitely discounting what the government does to insure your right to achieve. That is not 'magical thinking'.
Charles M. Reeder
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