- Jun 12, 2001
If it mattered what politicians campaigned on, Trump would have built that wall and reformed immigration law while the Republicans controlled all 3 branches of the federal govt. Similarly, balanced budget promises are just red meat for people too ignorant to know how important the govt bond market is to the US economy, or that govt absolutely should be able to borrow money when necessary.Just look at Europe or what our Republicans campaign on (e.g. Balanced-the-budget Kasich and Balanced Budget Amendment Ted).
Austerity in practice for our Republicans is weaponized Keynesian policy. And Democrats fecklessly play along in part because they're not that liberal to begin with.
Your 2nd paragraph is nonsense. I suspect you have no idea what liberalism is. Your paranoid conspiracy theories are certainly not in line with liberal values of rationality and inclusiveness.