Mr. President, as Andrew McCarthy notes in this post at PJ Media, Americans were building infrastructure without the federal government’s help for most of our history.
Let me tell you how my great-grandfather died. In 1861, he was shot by someone trying to jump the toll on the bridge he operated over the Sequatchie River on the road between Nashville and Chattanooga. He ran the bridge because it was on a family farm. Tolls were collected because the family built and owned the bridge. Not the county, not the state, and certainly not the federal government. Let me repeat that. My great-grandfather died looking out for the family’s business interest in a family-owned toll bridge.
Perhaps this will help you to understand why I’m not buying your idea that honest success in business comes from lucky exploitation of governmental largesse rather than personal risk taking and hard work.
Is it November yet?