Bitter socialist losers get one thing wrong when they mock “the American Dream.” They think it’s just about one “selfish” guy working hard and getting rich.
But that leaves out the other half of the equation that truly great entrepreneurs never forget: They also want future generations to have the same opportunities to build a business, create jobs and contribute beneficial goods and services to the world.
The founder of one of America’s most successful companies sees the American Dream slipping away. He’s come out in support of Donald Trump, and his reasons are clear and compelling.
At RealClearPolitics.com, Bernie Marcus, founder of The Home Depot, writes:
I genuinely believe that if we to started The Home Depot today, we would fail because of the hurdles government, especially the current administration, places in front of small business owners. (…)
I think of the banker who nearly lost his job by taking a risk and giving us a line of credit when we started. He didn’t just look at our balance sheet; he believed in our character and determination. Government regulators don’t allow this under Dodd-Frank – a law Hillary Clinton wants to make far worse. (…)
The vast majority of early Home Depot associates did not have a college education. But they worked hard and were paid with salaries and stock options. Those options made many people wealthy, and fueled our robust growth.
One young man started with us at 17 years of age, bringing carts in from the parking lot. Ultimately, he became a regional president. Imagine Americans vilifying this young man, who became a millionaire and earned every penny of it. (…)
Donald Trump is right: To inspire more of these men and women, we must make America great again. Record-breaking numbers of Republican primary voters agree. They overwhelmingly want Donald Trump to lead this sea change, and we believe he can. But he needs to stand on our shoulders; he cannot do it alone.
It’s not just an endorsement of Trump, but also an incredible history lesson, showing the stark contrast between America then and now. Marcus’s open letter is sure to go viral.