The Corner

Government is the Problem

The Reagan legacy lives on.

Government is the problem – not the solution.

A recent CNN poll shows that 54 percent of the 1013 adults surveyed said government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses.

Only 37 percent said they thought the government should do more to solve the country’s problems.

When asked if the size of the federal government has increased in the past four years, 72 percent correctly said it had; while another 86 percent said they thought federal spending had gone up during the same period.

This is a Republican weakness going into this election.

No, the Democrats won’t be any better. They will be worse. But Reagan’s message of limited government has been lost in recent years during GOP rule in Washington.

Ironically, it is the Pelosi Democrats who are now calling for a balanced budget. I can’t think of a single Republican official who is making that call – not one.

Larry Kudlow — Larry Kudlow is the author of JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity, written with Brian Domitrovic.

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