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Obama and American exceptionalism
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Editor: President Obama has previously made the point that American ingenuity should not be considered as unique or exceptional. He also has cried out, "You didn't build that!" to entrepreneurial founders of successful ventures, whom he says owe their good fortune to other working people who were unable, or unwilling, to take similar risks. Many wealthy Americans have generously eased the burdens of the poor, but the view that, "In the interest of fairness", the government is better able to dispense their assets, by excessive taxation is, and always has been, baseless.
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