Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.It turns out that the "somebody" who built them roads and bridges was Paul Ryan's family!
According to an article in The New Yorker:
Janesville, Wisconsin, where Ryan was born and still lives, is a riverfront city of sixty-four thousand people in the southeast corner of the state, between Madison and Chicago. Three families, the Ryans, the Fitzgeralds, and the Cullens, sometimes called the Irish Mafia, helped develop the town, especially in the postwar era. The Ryans were major road builders, and today Ryan, Inc., started in 1884 by Paul’s great-grandfather, is a national construction firm.