Obama may be saying those who succeed didn't build the infrastructure they used to succeed. WRONG! All of us who don't receive welfare checks and who pay taxes built that infrastructure, not the government. So, either way, WE DID BUILD THAT, President ! AND, since slackers have the same advantage of the infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.) our taxes have built, that those who work hard & smart enough to be successful have; why should the successful be penalized with higher taxes to pay for those who just want to get by, or loaf?
That's what it's about -- higher taxes for the hard, smart workers and entrepreneurs!
He'saying: "Work hard to succeed & you'll get higher taxes to pay for those who don't want to work hard, or smart."