Superficially plausible, but actually wrong: “a specious argument”.
Misleading in appearance, esp. misleadingly attractive: “a specious appearance of novelty”.
As New Jovian Thunderbolt points out, “Worse than the Carter malaise speech.”
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
WTF??? He’s trotted-out the inane Elizabeth Warren ‘social contract’ drivel, which is really the babblings of a economically illiterate Socialist. Nothing works that way regardless of where it came-from or how it originated, and it all goes down the tubes pushed by Entropy (and Socialism) if isn’t actively worked, pushed and prodded to become successful. Whatever it is, “it” doesn’t spring whole-cloth from the head of Zeus/Government – besides, things like roads aren’t necessarily *built* by Gov.The-All-Powerful, but through it via Appropriations – which also includes a lot of free-riding crony-Socialism (Pelosi!), and crony-Capitalism (Murtha!) and just crony-Government folks who have nothing to do with anything but skim the money as it passes by – hey, maybe that’s where he get’s his inspiration…
UPDATE: I’ve just got to think this is gonna backfire. What a HUGE mistake to bring-up The Gov. as any example of propriety or DEBT – not with taxes they way they are and when Congress has such a terrible record on insider-trading AND such a low approval-rating. What the SEC deems illegal and jail-time for any regular-guy or small businessman, The House and The Senate can AND DOES act with impunity – and now with all the kickbacks and waivers-for-favors pushing for Obamacare, all those companies that will benefit and whose stock will skyrocket, are known to Congress…