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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Crooks and Liars: Opinion: Heather Digby Parton: David Brooks, "Redistribution Still Not Majority Agenda Because New Yorkers Say So"

Crooks and Liars: Opinion: Heather Digby Parton: David Brooks, Redistribution is Not Majority Agenda Because New Yorkers Say So

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

I covered this last night, but David Brooks is actually right when he says and the video from last night makes it clear that Americans want to see more economic freedom and opportunity in America. Through things like expanding quality education for all students no matter the income levels of their parents. And expanding educational and job training opportunities for our low-skilled workforce. So they can do well in life. In other words expanding economic freedom and independence in America.

David Brooks is also right when he says what Americans don’t want to do as a country. Even though Progressives and Social Democrats people even further to the left of Progressives are for this. They do not want to see new big government programs and taxes that are designed to take from the wealthy to take care of the less-fortunate to expand public assistance in America. Which is why most if not all Democrats who run on these issues outside of the Northeast or Northwest tend to lose. And be labeled as tax and spenders or Socialists. But what Americans would pay for is more educational and job training opportunities for people who are low-skilled. To get the skills that they need to do well in life.