Friday, June 15, 2018

US Government as Republicans dominated

US government, Republicans-Democrats distribution.
Top, HOR; middle, Senate; below, Governors.
Republicans dominate all three layers, four including the Presidency.

Does this mean that the US is veering away from statism?

No. The statist policy has not stopped, not stopping, just slower under Republicans than Democrats. I remember my friend Joe Lehman of MacKinac Center commented in a speech in 2004 in HK, he said "While the Democrats want to bring America to socialism on a train, the Republicants want to bring us there on a bus." :-)

I hope that Trump will reverse more statist policies. Early measures were already there -- tax cut, bureaucracy cut, some spending cut especially on "save the planet" agencies and programs.

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