It is hilarious to hear “progressives” justify big government using the examples of building roads and bridges. The Roman Empire was building roads and bridges over 2000 years ago! Wow, what progress! For that we need 25% of GDP bled from the economy and 16 trillion debt? By the way what some say the greatest bridge off all, the Golden Gate bridge was paid for through tolls over 20 some years, not by federal funds.
As Saul Alinsky points out the enemy of collectivism is the middle class, they must proletariatize the middle class. Obama, building upon the crash of 2008 has made significant strides toward this goal by impoverishing 20 some million Americans (those on the dole may be comfortable but they are paupers).