When you think about the fear and pain President Biden heedlessly inflicts on America you have to wonder whether the massive social spending demanded by the White House is just a straw man with no more substance than the president. The phony paternal act is long gone.
It doesn’t matter whether a Democrat or Republican is in the White House. Big government keeps getting bigger. Democrats grow government for their special reasons. Republicans grow it for theirs. The result is a bureaucratic monstrosity that costs too much and can’t be controlled.
Obama: big government divides and conquers
The largest big government intervention in years was the passage of the Affordable Care Act. The bill raised questions on everything from individual liberty to separation of church and state.
Under Obama we saw the dark side of big government with scandals like the IRS targeting of conservatives, collection of Associated Press phone records by the Department of Justice, and domestic spying by the NSA.
Divisive questions were raised about the reach of big government that ranged from the abuse of presidential power to the people’s dependence on a welfare state to whether Congress or the president decides who crosses our borders. These questions were never answered.
Now they are Donald Trump’s problem.
Trump: big government for conservative purposes
President Trump has his own ideas about big government from the other side of the ideological fence, but his agenda is endlessly complicated by a GOP that can’t agree to get along.
The failure of conservative big government health care made it appallingly obvious that Republicans are not nearly as adept at running our lives as their Democratic opponents. Now we’re on to tax reform. America will discover where conservatives draw the line between what we keep and what we are forced to hand over to Uncle Sam.
Biden: big government out of control
The 2020 election was the election we could not lose. Too much was at stake. We knew what a Biden presidency would mean for the country.
Trump lost. Now our big government is out of control. Congressional Democrats seek to dominate every aspect of our lives including a new assault on our incomes to fund their activist agenda. If Americans want to know just how damaging big government can be in the hands of progressive ideologues, this is our chance to find out.
Biden talked unity before he took over the White House. He maintains this fiction while the hypocrisy of his policies divides the nation to an extreme we haven't seen since the Civil War.
Civil unrest calls for more control and control calls for more big government. It's a dangerous revolving door that spins faster and faster and while our freedoms vanish and totalitarian rule replaces the promise of liberal solicitude.
What is the Big Government category about?
Big government category topics include privacy, accountability, law enforcement, and authoritarianism. One thing is certain. As long as the people can be convinced that we have something to gain from big government, Washington will keep growing with the excuse that it's all for the people.
It’s about time Democrats handed America a new crisis that we can really invest in even if it means divesting ourselves of our retirement accounts. After the endless tedium over removing Trump, liberal America needs something different, something to sink its teeth into.
Joe Biden pontificated about the existential threat of climate change during the Nevada Democratic debate. Bernie Sanders used the same phrase in South Carolina. I don’t know how many progressive voters or politicians even know what “existential” means, but corporations are definitely an existential threat to Democrats, especially the party’s progressive wing.
Solving America’s biggest problem would make our country a better place. Democrats aren’t going to do that. Their health care solutions strive for an even more magnificent failure than they’ve already accomplished.
Extreme legislation and socialist policies that are absolutely unsustainable are not going to improve our economy, our lives, or the medical care we depend on.
It’s been a long time coming but Democrats own the House today. They’re ready to make big waves in Washington after riding in with the usual enthusiasm we hear whenever party leadership changes. Later the optimism will fizzle as lawmakers get down to the nuts and bolts reality of doing nothing.