As for what could be, I've made no claim. As for has been, it is not disputed that government has built roads and fire departments, and these things did contribute. These are factual and silly to dispute. And most often, the reasons behind any successful enterprize ususally includes a lot of help. Many usually contribute, and anyone saying they did ALL on their own are ususally wrong. This does not mean they did nothing, or did not contribute significantly. But most know and understand others played a role. Obama wasn't wrong, but your side's misreading of him is terribly misplaced.