The old lie about the centre-left, the left & fiscal (mis)management

Even David Frum knows that the jig is up with this one:

“Since 1988, Democrats have become more conservative on economics – and Republicans more conservative on social issues. College-educated Americans have come to believe that their money is safe with Democrats – but that their values are under threat from Republicans. There are more and more college-educated voters.”

Now the only addition I’d make here is that I don’t necessarily buy the idea that good management of a nation’s finances isn’t necessarily a conservative or right-wing concern.

We progressives need to make this case much more forcefully in Canada. The Liberals ran surpluses, the Conservatives are now set to run deficits.

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