Barbra Streisand is smart enough not to repeat a line which could cost President Barack Obama a second term, “you didn’t build that.”
Read Streisand’s new op-ed at The Huffington Post, and you’ll hear echoes of that gaffe all the same. The article is filled with the standard liberal spin and misinformation, but this passage is as revealing as any you’re likely to read in a typical editorial.
Our country, and the notion of the American Dream, was built on the bedrock that government must play a vital role in providing investments that ultimately afford opportunity for all. If everyone was left to fend for themselves, and government failed to take the lead in investing in schools, roads, research and development, space exploration, and the internet, we would have a very different country where the fate of a person’s future would be sealed in the socio-economic status that he or she was born into.