No Debate Over the Welfare-Warfare State

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News Story Source: https://www.fff.org by Jacob G. Hornberger
 That shouldn't surprise us though given that both Republicans and Democrats, along with the mainstream press, are so wedded to the New Deal/Great Society revolution that began in the 1930s and the national-security state conversion that took place in the 1940s.

At least Republican Ronald Reagan would periodically take swipes at Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, pointing out how this entire socialist paradigm had done so much harm to America. Reagan could also eloquently point out the virtues of the free market and voluntary charity.

Not Donald Trump. He is as committed to the New Deal/Great Society paradigm, especially its crown jewels of Social Security and Medicare, as Joe Biden is. That's why we have heard not a whit of criticism of the New Deal and that Great Society programs and how they transformed American life for the worse.

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