Broken Arrow Businessman Says President Obama Can Kiss His... - WSET.com - ABC13

MOST READ STORIES OF 2012: NUMBER 1

Broken Arrow Businessman Says President Obama Can Kiss His...

Posted: Updated:
A Broken Arrow businessman is showing his disapproval for the president by placing this sign outside his business. A Broken Arrow businessman is showing his disapproval for the president by placing this sign outside his business.

A sign in Broken Arrow is raising some eyebrows.

The sign is hanging next to Additive Systems, Inc. on Main Street in the Tulsa suburb.

It says "'We' built this business without gov't. help. Obama can kiss our a**."

It goes on to say, "I'm Bob Roggendorff and I approve this message."

The sign is one of several reactions to a comment the president made in a speech last month. The quote "If you've got a business, that, you didn't build that, somebody else made that happen" has ignited a furor in small business owners across the country.

»Watch the President's Full Speech

An identical sign was posted earlier this month outside a lumber mill in Georgia.

A spokesperson for Roggendorff's company declined an interview, but released a statement Thursday saying:

"We at Additive Systems Inc. are passionate about doing our part to see the United States move in the right direction. We realize our sign has an edge to it, but we've received overwhelming support for our statement and we think a healthy debate is good for our country. We encourage everyone to make an informed decision when they head to the polls this November."

»UPDATE: Local Business Owners React to Sign

  • HomeMore>>

  • The Heat Marches On

    The Heat Marches On

    After storms pounded parts of eastern Oklahoma Wednesday, the system that brought the rain won’t provide much relief from soaring temperatures.
    After storms pounded parts of eastern Oklahoma Wednesday, the system that brought the rain won’t provide much relief from soaring temperatures.
  • A New Approach To Neglected Lots

    A New Approach To Neglected Lots

    "It's a black and white issue, or in this case, green and yellow. "It's terrible," said Danley Clow, "it is just unbelievable the way they let it go."He has a gorgeous yard himself, and spends a couple of days a week keeping it in pristine condition. But across the street..."This is just pitiful," he said.It is a tiny strip of land, that's changed hands time and again. The last time at county auction. The new owner says Mr. Clow, has yet to mow it, and it got very overgrown before someone cal...
    "It's a black and white issue, or in this case, green and yellow. "It's terrible," said Danley Clow, "it is just unbelievable the way they let it go."He has a gorgeous yard himself, and spends a couple of days a week keeping it in pristine condition. But across the street..."This is just pitiful," he said.It is a tiny strip of land, that's changed hands time and again. The last time at county auction. The new owner says Mr. Clow, has yet to mow it, and it got very overgrown before someone cal...
  • Investigation Continues After Mother, Son Found Dead in Midtown Home

    Investigation Continues After Mother, Son Found Dead in Midtown Home

    Investigators stated that both individuals were found with fatal shotgun wounds. No signs of a struggle were reported inside the residence, according to a statement from the Tulsa Police Department.
    Investigators stated that both individuals were found with fatal shotgun wounds. No signs of a struggle were reported inside the residence, according to a statement from the Tulsa Police Department.
  • U.S. & World NewsMore>>

  • Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president

    Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:01 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:01:26 GMT
    Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.
    Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum was named Iraq's new president on Thursday hours after an attack on a prison convoy killed dozens of people, brutally underscoring the challenges faced by the country's leaders as...
  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:53:51 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.
    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.
  • Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

    Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:52:27 GMT
    Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline said Thursday.
    Stormy weather trailing behind a typhoon was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people on board and injured 10 on the plane and five on the ground, the airline said Thursday.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.