By teaming up with the Democratic Leadership Council, is Hillary Clinton moving to the center in preparation for a presidential run? Or is the DLC moving left to get closer to the front-runner? Yesterday Senator Clinton released a DLC plan, the "American Dream Initiative," a laundry list of government transfers and handouts.
The New York Times called
the programs "modest" and "relatively small-scale." Taxpayers might have a different view if they read the Washington Post
, which noted that DLC president Bruce Reed estimated the cost of the programs at $500 billion over 10 years -- and taxpayers have learned by now that government entitlement programs often cost far more than their advocates estimate in advance. (Remember when Medicaid was projected to cost $1 billion a year? Oops.
) And the DLC promises to raise taxes to cover the costs.
There are millions of libertarian-leaning voters disgruntled with the Republicans' social conservatism, soaring spending, and ill-fated war. And Democrats are doing everything they can to discourage those voters from switching parties.
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