At the March 6 Democratic Debate Bernie Sanders was asked by CNN host Anderson Cooper that if the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, was created by the government, “… why should the people of Flint trust that more government is the answer?” Sanders then went into his usual diatribe about corporations and Wall Street.
When problems arise, Democrats, ignoring Einstein’s definition of insanity, propose more government solutions to government created problems. According to history, if a communist’s five year plan failed, the solution was for a new and better five year plan. If there is a problem today, the answer is for more government, usually in the form of blindly throwing money at some obscure government department or agency.
After rioters tried to burn Baltimore to the ground, some came to the conclusion that the Baltimore school system needed more funds. However, in 2011 Baltimore was second in the nation in per-pupil spending. Teachers unions, the sacred cow of the political left, can never to be to blame for bad schools. Last May when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia the problem was again said to be a lack of funds. The real cause of the derailment had much more do with the train moving at more than two times the speed limit than spending on infrastructure.
During Democratic debates it is almost certain for Democrats to decry “millionaires and billionaires” and their offshore bank accounts in the Cayman Islands or for moving jobs to China as the primary sources to blame. The Democrats’ solution to stop people from moving their money or business operations overseas due to high taxes is to raise taxes even higher. Democrats seem to believe that the golden goose will keep laying golden eggs even if you attempt to strangle it.
Democratic politicians, often under disguise of compassion and caring for “the little guy”, propose a government solution to a problem that does or does not actually exist. When the government solution does not fix the problem it was supposed to fix, the answer from the left is more power in the hands of government. This becomes a cycle that always ends with what Ronald Reagan called the nine most terrifying words in the English language,” I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”