Neil Cavuto had a couple of very young girls on his show on Faux Noise to punch home the meme that President Obama is un-American and doesn’t understand how businesses work or something. He asked these darling kids if they built their lemonade stand all by themselves. First they said yes, and then after a little bit, the older one admitted that her dad had helped quite a bit.
And right there Cavuto missed the whole point. He went off on a rant about how the girls had built this “business” all by themselves with no help from the government or anyone else – completely missing dear old dad. But that’s not all he missed. The dreaded guv’mint was in there as well. Let me count the ways….
One little lemonade stand. Two little girls. How much help did they have?
A sidewalk to sit the lemonade stand on. (government supplied)
A street for cars to drive by to bring customers. (governmnent supplied)
Water to make lemonade. (Probably from a municipal water source – government supplied)
Lemons. (A farmer. Some migrant workers to pick the lemon. Some government inspectors to check the lemons to make sure they aren’t contaminated with bad stuff. A truck driver to bring them to the store. A store clerk or two to put them on the shelf, check-out the purchase, etc., mom or dad to help make the lemonade)
Sugar. (A farmer to grow the sugar cane or beets, copy the whole list for the lemons again.)
Ice. Copy the water list.
Add a miner digging up ore to make metal. A factory worker building a refrigerator. Another truck driver bringing it to a store, and then to their home.
A sign. Cardboard – start with trees. Loggers cut the trees down. Truck drivers carry the trees to a sawmill or chipping operation. Workers in a paper mill. More workers in another factory making crayons or markers. Yet more workers making tape or tacks or whatever is used to hold the sign in place.
Workers making glasses to put the lemonade in.
Workers making a pitcher to put the lemonade in.
Workers making a table to sit everything on.
More workers making chairs to sit in while they wait for customers to arrive.
Yet more workers making an umbrella for shade.
Oh, I almost forgot. Money. (government supplied of course.)
But Cavuto and all the rest of the TEAGOP and Faux Noise and Mittens and the rest are absolutely correct. All the businesses out there did build their businesses all by themselves with absolutely NO HELP FROM ANYONE ELSE AT ALL!!!