It is the business subsidies that have stopped research, development and innovation. Remove ALL government subsidies –fossil fuels, wind and solar included. Government investment monies should go to research only. If that is what Franken is saying I agree. But of course that is not what he is saying. He is saying we are all a collective. Each has his job, each has his place in the collective, all is for the good of the state, . Marx says: “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.” Most Americans reject communism, so people like Franken and Obama deceptively talk about You didn’t build that, your fair share, fair shot and other class warfare crap, taking credit for private enterprise successes.