Thursday, October 23, 2014
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

Lost & Found

VideoFound Puppy - long haired dachshund found on Old Corpus Christi Rd several weeks ago. I have posted his picture everywhere, to no avail. Please help! 210-355-1594 call or text!
If you are missing a pet in Floresville, be sure to check the Floresville holding facility. Animals are only kept for 3 days. Contact Las Lomas K-9 Rescue, 830-581-8041.

VideoLost Dog! Golden/Pyrenees mix, Kaiha, was last seen October 11 - Hwy 119 - Denhawken area. Was wearing collar (Drama Queen). Please help us find her! Call Billy 210-745-6059. Thank you!
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Pleasanton Title Company seeks experienced Closer/Escrow Officer, salary based on experience. Call 830-569-5169 (Dorothy) or email resume to
Experienced Water Transfer Hands needed, assists with construction of water transfer equipment and materials, perform maintenance on pumping materials and pumping equipment, diagnostics and repair to pressurized pipe and hoses, haul pipe, transfer pumps and hoses, lay flat hose and 10" aluminum, 6 months minimum experience. 210-202-0271.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos

Video Vault ›

One Opinion

One Opinion: Who built this country? Business or government?

E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Elaine Kolodziej is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or

July 18, 2012 | 2590 views | 102 comments

“If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” This is what President Barack Obama said over the weekend!

Really? Somebody else worked the 20-hour days to get the business going?

Somebody else took a personally guaranteed loan to get the business going?

Somebody else maxed out credit cards to keep the business going?

Somebody else lay awake at nights worrying about how the bills would be paid to keep the business going?

Somebody else had the vision, the concept, the idea, the plan for getting the business going?

Somebody else went without a salary and without a vacation so that all the money could go back into building the business?

Dream on. Of course, it’s true that businesses take advantage of paved streets and government facilities -- government facilities that businesses paid for with their taxes!

Obama has it backward. It’s business taxpayers that paid for the infrastructure in the first place -- not the other way around.

Obama said successful business people must think they are pretty smart and have worked harder than anybody else. Of course, a lot of people are smart and work hard, but do not get ahead.

Part of not being as "successful" as some could be due to choices. They choose, for instance, to buy another car or go on vacation. They choose the security of a job instead of enduring the stress of not knowing how the bills will be paid. They choose a 40-hour week instead of working the long hours demanded by starting their own business.

It's also true that a lot of their success or lack thereof is due to poor choices made in life. There are choices of using drugs or not, sleeping late or getting up early to go to work, or doing without in order to invest in your future.

This in no way implies that there are not some people who just never got a fair shot in life. Perhaps there is illness or accidents that knock them down. These are people who need help and should be helped, but Obama goes well beyond that in his demands.

Obama said, “Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.” That’s true. You reached out to the rest of your family. You found talented and competent people to work in the business, and you paid them a salary that you could afford.

Obama said, “There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me, because they want to give something back.”

Yes, business want to give back to their community -- the community that supports their business and walks through their doors to spend money with their business. That’s why businesses give back to the Lions Club, the Rotary, the Chambers of Commerce, the 4-H Clubs, the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Little League Teams, the soccer teams, the church festivals, and all the other civic societies, and the many, many community projects whose organizers come knocking on our doors.

Businesses choose to give back to their community, instead of to Washington. They’ve paid enough taxes already and don’t want anymore going only to be squandered on failed green projects or trips forcampaign stops at $180,000 an hour aboard Air Force One.

Businesses have had to tighten their belts and it’s time Washington does the same. Washington cannot operate without businesses that produce because, eventually, they will run out of money to fund all those “infrastructures.”
« Previous Blog Entry (June 26, 2012)

Your Opinions and Comments
September 12, 2012 4:55am
Thank you Muse for bestowing upon me the honor of
being able to distract voters. With all their learned
knowledge of what is good for this country and their
professed ... Read More Read More
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
September 11, 2012 3:57pm
OK, OK. continue distracting voters from the real and present danger which is Obama. He gets re-elected. You happy?
September 11, 2012 1:13pm
If we are really sincere about living within the confines
to the US constitution, then I suggest we throw all the
bums (democrat and republican} responsible for establishing
a ... Read More Read More
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
September 11, 2012 11:46am
And so, ladies and gentlemen, round one has ended! Battered and bruised they return to their respective corners to wonder exactly what they were fighting about. And all the ... Read More Read More
September 9, 2012 1:51pm
Elaine....good points....I will strive to be kinder to
my fellow man and disagree with a more humorous manner.
Elaine K.  
September 9, 2012 1:05pm
Prairie, I know what you mean. Humor is good. In fact, I think part of this country's problem is that we have lost our sense of humor in our attempt to be so very politically ... Read More Read More
September 9, 2012 9:30am
Elaine....I fully deserved the A/C remark....thanks for
adding a little more humor to my life....:)
September 9, 2012 5:32am
Pris......have you considered that Medicare contributes
to the size of government ? The general fund (read
taxpayers) fund over 40 percent of the Medicare Plan
B programs. ... Read More Read More
Elaine K.  
September 8, 2012 6:03pm
And all without air conditioning? :)
September 8, 2012 4:16pm
What really amazes me when I see pictures of homesteads
occupied by my grandparent in the late 1800's is to
realize that those places were build by hand without
any motorized ... Read More Read More

Share your comment or opinion on this story!

You must be logged in to post comments:

Other One Opinion

One Opinion blog side bar
One Opinion blog wcn history
One Opinion blog facebook

Triple R DC ExpertsBlue Moon Karaoke & DJChester WilsonHeavenly Touch homeDrama KidsWilson's Auto ChooserAllstate & McBride RealtyVoncille Bielefeld homeSacred Heart School
  Copyright © 2007-2014 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.