The very liberal Senator from New York, Chuck Schumer, (D-NY) gave an interesting speech at the National Press Cub on Tuesday. The general tenor of his speech conveyed the idea that Government (specifically BIG Government) was a good thing, and that the Democrat Party should not only embrace government but embrace growing an even BIGGER government!
“That same underlying expectation that government should help make life easier for the middle class is as strong as it’s ever been, setting the stage for a Democratic victory in 2016 if, and only if, we can convince people that government can work and help restore the middle class to prosperity. And we’re in a much better position to do this than Republicans, because when economic conditions are declining for the middle class, the electorate instinctively turns to Democrats.
But in order to win in 2016, Democrats must embrace government. Not run away from it.”
He also said that, “Republicans will continue to paint government as the enemy and the media will continue to highlight government failures, because they make for better copy than government success. That leaves the job to we Democrats.”
Sadly for Senator Schumer and the Democrats – most of America disagrees with him.
In November, 2014 exit polling revealed that 54 percent of voters believed that the government “is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals.” Only 41 percent of the public said that government “should do more to solve problems.”
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