Sen. Cornyn joins Pinterest to hit Obama on 'you didn't build that'

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Obama concluded in the speech, "The point is, when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative but also because we do things together."

Republicans have piled on Obama for the comments, arguing he is taking credit away from entrepreneurs and hardworking Americans. Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, called the line a sign that Obama believes in "the collective" over the individual.

“The reason why businesses and job creators are coming to Texas from all over the country is because in Texas we always ask the question, ‘How can we make it easier for you to start your business and grow that business?' " said Cornyn in a statement. “Texans know — but the president doesn’t understand — the recipe for success is limiting government intervention, keeping taxes low and reducing harmful regulations that threaten innovation.”

Texas companies featured on Cornyn's Pinterest page so far include Conner Industries (Fort Worth), Austin Glass & Mirror (Austin), Mayo Furniture (Texarkana) and Sunbelt Machine Works (Stafford).

Cornyn, who only has a few collections so far on the virtual scrapbooking site, in this case is using Pinterest much like a Tumblr to collect a set of thematic stories.


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