Saturday, January 26, 2019

For Democrats, The Era Of Big Government Is Back, Big Time

Big Government: Leading Democrats are pushing an agenda that would more than double the size of the federal government. This comes as a new Gallup Poll finds that the public views government as the most important problem facing the country today.
Gallup regularly asks what are the biggest problems facing the country today. The latest shows "government" well in the lead, with "immigration" No. 2.
Another Gallup poll finds that, despite all the focus on left-wing celebrities like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, the country remains far more conservative than liberal — with 35% saying they are conservative compared with 26% who are liberal. The rest fall in the middle.
More 'Socialist' Than Sweden
Nevertheless, many in the Democratic Party are rushing to embrace policies that would, if enacted, result in government controlling a bigger share of the U.S. economy than "socialist" countries like Sweden or Norway.
There's no doubt that each of these proposals has a bumper sticker appeal: "Medicare for all," "universal Pre-K," "universal free college," "guaranteed jobs," "paid family leave," expanded Social Security benefits, a federal $15 minimum wage. They all poll well, at least.
Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.

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