He’d have made even more money had he also invented the Dust-Buster

William Staub, inventor of the home treadmill, dies at 96.

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5 responses to “He’d have made even more money had he also invented the Dust-Buster

  1. Ernie

    But, he didn’t build it!

  2. AJ

    Did he build it on his own? Not if he bought municiple bonds according to the NYT:

    “President Obama has taken a lot of heat from the Romney campaign and its conservative allies for his “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that” comment two weeks ago in Roanoke, Va. The presumptive Republican nominee cut a commercial in which a New Hampshire small-business owner took exception to the president’s words. “My father’s hands didn’t build this company? My hands didn’t build this company?” Jack Gilchrist, owner of Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Company, asks resentfully. “Through hard work and a little bit of luck, we built this business. Why are you demonizing us for it?”

    But now comes reporting from the field that makes Mr. Gilchrist’s indignation about Mr. Obama’s remarks seem a bit hypocritical. […]

    […] Based on the Romney commercial, it might sound as if Mr. Gilchrist is one of those Ayn Rand-styled individualists who don’t actually need all of the things that many others rely on government for. Except that it turns out he’s not. On Monday, The New Hampshire Union-Leader reported that Mr. Gilchrist had received a lot of government help over the years: $800,000 in tax-exempt bonds from the state of New Hampshire, [….] ”

    http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/25/yes-i-did-build-that-says-a-businessman-but-it-turns-out-he-got-some-help/?WT.mc_id=BU-D-E-AD-OB-TXT-BOSS-ROS-0712-NA&WT.mc_ev=click

    I thought it was the municiple government that was being helped when municple bonds are purchased, not the other way around. But then what do I know, I’ve yet to be absorbed by the hive. The left is beginning to look very stupidly desperate.

    • Well it just proves the point many of us made when the press, Obama and our own 3DB accused Romney of taking the comments out of context: Obama meant exactly what he said and his supporters agree with him.

    • Ernie

      I guess under the Left’s reasoning, Americans did not build America either because the Mayflower, Pinto and Santa Maria were built by “others” and we were helped in building the greatest country on earth by Native Americans and the French! What poppycock and it does reflect how desperate and intellectually bankrupt the Left has become.

  3. AJ

    This story is the epitome of how the government goes all out to make small businesses successful.

    Truck owner wants DEA to pay up after botched sting:
    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Truck-owner-wants-DEA-to-pay-up-after-botched-3743683.php