Posts Tagged: progressives


All Politics are National (Guest Post)

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It was famously said “All politics are local”. And there was some truth to that statement in the not-so-distant past. But leftists have changed it to the philosophical opposite. The democrats have always been a collection of diverse pressure groups each with a distinct, though occasionally overlapping, ”cause”. These groups were often at odds to… Read more »


Higher taxes are “just the beginning” [Reader Post]

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This will surprise few readers of FA: A group of House Democrats has formed its own “Gang of Six” to push for progressive tax reform — in which the expiration of the Bush-era tax rates for the wealthiest Americans is “just the beginning.” This is the platform of a group of “progressives” in Congress. “In… Read more »


Liberals see America as a series of problems waiting for government solutions [Reader Post]

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In some respects liberals and progressives have it easy. All they have to do is look around and they can find problems for government to solve. Kids are too fat? Let’s get the government to decide how restaurants market their offering. Somebody walked away with a bad haircut? Impose government testing and licensing for barbers. Crime getting out of control? Let’s ban all guns. Someone loses their job? Let’s give them three years of unemployment checks. And just in case there were not enough real problems, liberals try and use government to solve problems that don’t even exist: global warming, disappearing polar bears and widespread discrimination of minorities.