Get unlimited digital access to baltimoresun.com. $0.99 for 4 weeks.
News Opinion

Government helps business? Absolutely

Several readers have taken President Barack Obama to task for suggesting that business successes are due in part to government investments ("Obama fails Business 101," July 19). As a business owner and engineer-scientist, I agree with President Obama.

Our business entrepreneurs thrive because of an environment protected and nurtured by government activities. Our legal system enforces contracts and protects patents, our military assures national security, firemen and policemen help create a safe environment, our transportation system assures timely delivery of goods and services, and most importantly our schools and public universities assure a steady supply of dedicated well trained workers.

Without these supportive measures, business in the U.S. could not survive.

Jack Kinstlinger, Baltimore

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • How Republicans are ruining America
    How Republicans are ruining America

    On the national level, the cost of citizens not voting is quickly becoming apparent. Economically, the seeds of the next recession have been sown by the Republican weakening of financial controls so once again the greedy of Wall Street can gamble on dangerous financial derivatives with...

  • Regulate the banks
    Regulate the banks

    Dan Rodricks' recent column attributing amnesia to our Congress and president for dispensing with the requirement that big banks refrain from making risky investments with taxpayers' deposits was right on target ("For too many in Washington, a phantom recession," Dec. 21).

  • Mr. Obama's tax plan
    Mr. Obama's tax plan

    It's a pretty safe bet that Congress is not going to react to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address by immediately turning around and agreeing to his priorities like free community college and mandatory sick leave. When was the last time any presidential initiative got that kind...

  • Obama is a socialist, not a 'populist'
    Obama is a socialist, not a 'populist'

    President Barack Obama is a populist? How about cradle-to-grave socialist? There is no area of your life where government will not intrude, impose its will and dissipate any sense of individual responsibility you might have had left ("Obama turns populist in State of the Union speech," Jan....

  • If it's bad, Obama did it; if it's good, he didn't
    If it's bad, Obama did it; if it's good, he didn't

    Thank you Peter Morici ("Blame Obama for movie's censorship," Dec. 23) for helping all of us to understand that it was President Barack Obama's fault that Sony initially canceled the release of "The Interview" because he didn't rally around this stupid movie and left the movie industry to...

  • Do Democrats run the economy better than Republicans? Of course not
    Do Democrats run the economy better than Republicans? Of course not

    I read John Hanger's commentary "Democrats run the economy better" (Oct. 30) and it should have been titled "Democrats run the economy into the ground."

Comments
Loading