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posted: 9/7/2012 5:00 AM

Just who gets credit for my success?

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President Obama indicated that if I'm successful, the government that built the roads that I used to get to work is responsible for my success. However, didn't the gasoline and property and taxes on my wages actually finance the road construction projects? So, I paid for the roads to my success -- the government didn't!

In addition, those roads that I used seemed to continuously be patched, tarred, resurfaced and rebuilt, so I would suggest that the government did not do a good job with their roads, and I certainly don't feel like thanking them for their road-building prowess. For that matter, if they don't want to do it any longer, I'm OK with privatizing that function.

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Finally, I would like to thank my parents for helping me achieve success. However, it is the type of success that is now being punished through increases in taxes on dividends, capital gains, wages, real estate -- heck, even for the privilege of living in the state of Illinois. So maybe I just should have been a slacker and let my government take care of me until I'm too old to remain alive.

Greg Gdowski

Bartlett

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