CarMax Co-Founder: Obama Is Right, I Didn't Build It
CarMax co-founder and former CEO Austin Ligon, who will be a featured speaker at the Democratic National Convention, says he and his company's 17,000 employees aren't responsible for his billion dollar company, the government is:
As President Obama has said, I didn't do it alone. I succeeded because
we had a committed team of CarMax associates working round the clock to
build our business. We found ready capital from healthy and flexible
capital markets that allowed us to grow. We benefited from an effective
national transportation infrastructure that let us move products from
one market to another, and we had cooperation and assistance from
federal, state, and local governments in providing clear rules of the
road that let us plan and grow our business.
By contrast, says Mr. Ligon, Mitt Romney, who headed up one of America's most successful equity firms, knows nothing about the economy and job creation. "[Romney] has said nothing that gives a businessman like me confidence that he knows how to move the economy forward."
In fact, explains Mr. Ligon, "Romney economics look like fantasy economics to me. President Obama has shown he has the vision to support businesses and
allow them to grow. He has shown he understands the need to invest to
make this happen. Mitt Romney hasn't."
Mr. Ligon is slated to speak Tuesday at the DNC Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.