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Shine the Spotlight on the Left's Corporate Cronyism Agenda

May 22, 2014

In my Foundry column this week, I argue that the left has a record of voting in favor of corporate welfare, which is often overlooked, and that they should be exposed for their dishonesty on the issue of corporate cronyism:

Though it was reported as news, the left's 2014 blueprint isn't novel - it is the same strategy they've employed with varying degrees of success for decades. The New York Times provides a helpful summary:
House Democrats are reassessing their electoral strategy based on a major internal research project that shows their candidates stand a better chance when they portray Republicans as unsympathetic to the economic situation of working Americans while protecting the wealthy.
If "protecting the wealthy" is code for corporate welfare, then these so-called strategists may want to check some congressional voting records. America's political left - from Blue Dog Democrats to radical progressives - tend to be among the most supportive of corporate welfare.

Read the whole column here.