Friday, July 20, 2012

Aces Casino Blog: Obama Says "You Didn't Build That." Our Response? "Think Again, Mr. President."

(Ed. Note:The following blog entry from Aces Casino Entertainment is a response from the three people most responsible for making Aces Casino the top orange county casino party company in southern California, and, as this was posted, the #3 casino party corporation in the western United States.  These thoughts and opinions are from the owners of Aces Casino Entertainment, and not necessarily the opinions of the management and staff of Aces Casino Entertainment.  But, they probably are.)

We'd like to ask all of the readers of the ol' Aces Casino Blog to pardon us for this incredibly unscheduled blog entry this morning, but this is something that had to be addressed by the ownership of this fine orange county casino party company.

We're not into politics here at Aces Casino, and normally, when the leaders of our country have something to say to our great nation, it usually hasn't got one thing to do with our irreverent, politically incorrect but highly-skilled Aces Casino party crew. Unfortunately, this is not this case any longer.

Our President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, had recently mentioned something he truly must have thought was the right thing to say to a group of followers from Roanoke, Virginia, who were there to listen to the President speak.

Here's the speech that we're referring to.....

Exhibit "A" for the jury....

The piece that most got our attention here at the Aces Casino offices was this part..."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 thatSomebody else made that happen.  The Internet didn’t get invented on its own.  Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet."

Now, here's the good news -- We're not here for any political gain, we ARE American citizens and registered voters, but not EVER running for political office.  Fortunately, here in the USA, we have the right to elect the people we want to represent us in all of the local, regional, and national jurisdictions.  That's what makes America the greatest country in the world.

However, there appears to be a point when something has to be said, and we're going to say it.  President Obama, you're DEAD WRONG when you tell us here at Aces Casino that we "didn't build that, that we needed help, somebody else made that happen."

This particular small business was built back in 1994, by three incredibly bright, hard-working individuals.  Yes, they WERE smart people.  People that saw a need for a company that could take what had been done before them, and make it even better.  You may feel that there are "a LOT of smart people out there," but you seem to forget that these other "smart people" weren't thinking about building another casino party company.  No, they were probably smart enough to BUILD those roads and bridges that you brought up in your speech.

Funny thing about roads and bridges - They wouldn't have been so desperately needed, if some smart people hadn't invented the CAR, the TRAIN, the BUS, the BICYCLE.  Now, we can't speak for THOSE inventors, but we sure as heck can speak for THIS company's inventors.  Back in 1993, we tried to get a small business loan from the government, but failed, miserably.  So, to raise the capital that was necessary to START what would end up being called Aces Casino Entertainment, we had to beg and plead for friends to lend us a few dollars here and there, whatever they could afford.  We had to sell some of our most prized possessions, family heirlooms.  We had to do without for a VERY long time.

Now, please rest assuredly, we certainly did appreciate those that bought our priceless possessions and lent us the small sums of money that they could afford to give us, but quite frankly, Mr., President, THEY weren't the ones that BUILT Aces Casino.  WE BUILT ACES CASINO, NOT YOU.  WE paid back our loans of some $1400, and bought some NEW "prized possessions" since then.  And, along the way, we've employed about 387 OTHER "smart people" in our history, with MOST of them still affiliated with the company in one way or another.  

We've also networked with a lot of great companies long the way, companies that have taken our designs and specifications that we've provided them and built some of the finest casino party company equipment in our industry.  Yes, these were also great companies that were ALSO built from the ground up, with their own two hands, companies that have thrived thanks to their own ingenuity, business savvy and creativity. 

So. Mr. President, with all due respect, we'd like to ask you to think again when you believe you have the gall to tell US that we "didn't build that."  Mr. President, we DID "build that."  WE BUILT ALL OF IT, we designed every piece of equipment that we'd need, we brought in some of the top casino equipment companies in the world that could make our rudimentary designs come to life, and brought a HECK of a lot of VERY "smart people" on board to make Aces Casino what is is today, "smart people" that, thanks to US, now pay taxes to these United States so YOU can afford to go around this great land of ours and take credit for what we, and countless other fine companies, have done over the years.

So please, Mr. President, PLEASE don't sit there in your big government model and tell US that "you didn't build that."  WE BUILT this, Mr. President.  Not you, not your big government, and not any of your cronies in Congress.  How DARE you take credit for our success, and the successes of so many fine companies that worked so hard to get where they are today because of their hard work and insight?

That's right, Mr. President.  Make no mistake about it.  You're wrong.


And we're darned well proud of it.  And YOU should be, too.

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