GOP is big on government

Current policy and recent history indicate both Democrats and Republicans want bigger, more intrusive government. It’s just a matter of where and how.

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Opinion

February 4, 2020 - 9:47 AM

A common notion in politics is that Republicans decrease the size of government and reduce its interference in our lives. On the other side of the aisle, Democrats advocate government action as a means to improve the lives of people and society as a whole.

But current policy and recent history indicate both Democrats and Republicans want bigger, more intrusive government. It’s just a matter of where and how.

On the Democratic side, many candidates and their supporters advocate for government-operated health insurance for all Americans and for government financing of higher education for the entire nation.

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