In a recent back-and-forth with President Obama, Mitt Romney came out swinging, promoting American individualism over government aid. An entire session at the Republican National Convention this week will be dedicated to their new slogan: "We Built This!"
Well, it turns out the stadium hosting the convention was largely financed by the government. The Daily Dolt reports that the Tampa Bay Times Forum arena, which houses the Tampa Bay Lightning ice hockey team, was built in 1996 as the “Ice Palace”. The total budget for the project was $139m, of which $53m came from the team and $86m came from the government – that's 62% government funded.
Doesn't this example speak rather better to Obama's argument about the role of government? See the case he makes here, and let us know what you think: