I could not help myself but wonder whether President Obama felt as strongly about the contributions government makes to business failures as it does to business successes. Since there are more businesss failures than business successes in this country, President Obama could have made a stronger correlation implies causation argument that education and infrastructure leads to business failures. Here is my version of his speech. You can see the original here.
If you are a failure, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life but that teacher did not help you. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed a few to thrive and others like you to fail. Somebody invested in roads and bridges but that did not help you. If you’ve got a failed business ”” you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.