Obama: 'No one is entitled to success'

politics | Oct 6, 2012 | By Martin Barillas

Speaking to supporters on a campaign stop in Virginia, President Barack Obama said that "We don't believe anybody is entitled to success in this country." This followed several days of calling out his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, on their differences over the national economy and unemployment statistics since their debate encounter on October 3.

On the stump, the Chief Executive said in the Old Dominion, "This country doesn’t just succeed when just a few are doing well at the top.  It succeeds when the middle class gets bigger. Our economy doesn’t grow from the top down -- it grows from the middle out.  We don’t believe that anybody is entitled to success in this country," said Obama. "But we do believe in opportunity.  We believe in a country where hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded, and everybody is getting a fair shot and everybody is doing their fair share and everybody is playing by the same rules."


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Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. He is also a freelance translator.