Question by  Baimer (19)

Do Democrats favor big government?

I am trying to learn all about the Democrats.


Answer by  bean11 (2803)

If by "big government" you mean a government that holds a lot of control and influence, then yes, they do. Democrats are generally in favor of greater taxes and more nationalized business groups. They prefer their sphere of influence to travel further than that of most Republicans. There are pros and cons to both political parties, however.


Answer by  bluemeanies (43)

Democrats are not afraid to create and protect large governmental programs if they are deemed neccessary to solve a specific social or economic problem in the country. They are less likely to support large policies in defence and willing to support small effective policies where appropriate and proven.


Answer by  Kurt (4579)

As a general rule, Democrats are more in favor of the government solving the problems of society, taxing the rich while Republicans believe more in personal responsibility and limited government.


Answer by  scyllatwo (226)

Yes, they do, dating back to the days of the New Deal, when Franklin Deloano Roosevelt instituted all the programs to battle the Great Depression. Since then, it was the Democratic Party that set up Social Security and various entitlement programs to assist Americans.


Answer by  xineohp (28)

Yes, democrats tend to favor big governments. Democrats want to remove as many services from the private sector as possible and transfer to government to provide for "free". Anything provided by the government is not inherently free as all government services are paid for through taxes. Beware of any "free services" from the government.


Answer by  jon6 (488)

Yes! Democrats historically favor a large government, higher taxes, and lots of regulation. Progressives, enviromentalists, and marxists have taken over the Democratic Party in recent years. They favor all these things even more!


Answer by  Aral (184)

No. Virtually no one of any party favors big government for its own sake. This is, however, a commonly told political myth.


Answer by  jdo5013 (4)

Yes... have you SEEN this health care bill? It's almost laughable-- a blatant effort to move toward socialism.


Answer by  Carol37 (569)

Yes. Democrats do favor big government and that means Federal government. They prefer the Federal government have power and States have less. In all cases, the Federal power is greater than the States and can control them. Example: If the Federal wants States to lower the speed limit, they cannot compel them but they can withhold gas tax money.

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