Wrong. Government should be getting out of the way.
President Obama, who recently said “if you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that,” declared in a new interview that it is the job of the federal government to “create opportunity” for American workers.
“[T]hose of us who believe the government can be a force for good when it comes to creating opportunity for folks who are willing to work hard and play by the rules to get into the middle class, we have an obligation to make sure government works,” Obama told CBS during an interview that aired this morning on Face the Nation.
The president indicated he was repeating the argument from his convention speech, but he never told the nation so bluntly that the government has such a dynamic role in the economic success of the American people.