Americans Not Enjoying Era of Big Government
Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2014
By James Freeman
After historic spending surge, most say the system is stacked against themAccording to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, a full 56% of Americans agree with this statement: "The economic and political systems in the country are stacked against people
like me." This disillusionment index has been
rising for more than a decade and coincides with an explosion in
the size of the federal government.
As John Cochrane suggests in our pages today, less government means people can get rich by starting companies and developing new products; more government enables people to get rich through
political favoritism. In the era of the Beltway boom, no wonder so many people feel the deck is stacked against them.