Where did these right wing nut jobs come up with this mantra that government cannot produce wealth? Throughout our history the government has taken actions that produce wealth for society. The Erie Canal produced a great deal of wealth for the state of New York. The transcontinental railroads, whose construction was heavily subsidized by the government, opened the west and made it the world’s breadbasket. The GI bill after WWII invested in the education of vets and produced people who not only increased their personal income but whose education led to a number of advances that benefited and profited the whole society. Should I go on?