Politics

Republican National Convention to State ‘We Built This!’ Inside Tampa Stadium Built With Government Money

| by Michael Allen

While campaigning in Virginia, last month, President Obama said: “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

By removing several sentences, the Romney campaign has used "You didn’t build that" as a political attack, which was rated "false" by Politifact.org.

Now, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced this week that it would build its convention theme around President Obama’s “You didn’t build that” remark, reports the Daily Dolt, and change it to“We Built This!”

The site of the Republican National  Convention is the Tampa Bay Times Forum arena, which was built in 1996 at a cost of $139 million. Most of the cost, $86 million, was financed with public money, reports RawStory.com.