One of the main defenses that have been offered up for Obama's "You didn't build that" speech is that he was talking about roads and bridges. Well, here's what he said at a fundraiser on Oct 12, 2011:
“What’s great about this country is you’ve got a good idea, you’ve got a service that nobody else has thought of, you know what, go out there, start a business. Make money. I want everybody out there to be rich. That’s great. Anybody in America should be able to make it if they try. But none of us make it on our own. Somebody — an outstanding entrepreneur like a Steve Jobs — somewhere along the line he had a teacher who helped inspire him. All those great Internet businesses wouldn’t have succeeded unless somebody had invested in the government research that helped to create the Internet. We don’t succeed on our own. We succeed because this country has, in previous generations, made investments that allow all of us to succeed."
Not a road or bridge in sight. This is how he thinks. He believes the prime mover in a society is the government, not the individual citizen. I write more about this, and have video of the speech, here.