A little over a week ago, our president picked Maria Contreras-Sweet to lead the small business administration. Here is a quote from the speech he gave that day: “Maria knows how hard it is to get started on a business, the grueling hours, the stress, the occasional self-doubt…” Now that’s all well and good, but does anyone remember the speech he gave in July of 2012? Here is a small quote from that speech: “If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
How do you reconcile these two speeches? How does the media reconcile them? The media question is actually easier to answer. They don’t reconcile them. They are hoping you forgot his first speech, because they sure aren’t going to remind you about it. That might make their savior look bad, and we just can’t have that, now can we? The answer to the first question is – you can’t reconcile them, because they are incompatible. I sure hope we see a change in the near future, because I am sick of the hope and change we have now.