The Democrats actually believe this - just tax more, throw more money at people, and everyone's life will be better.
While the federal government sinks deeper into debt than any time since World War II, former White House “green jobs” adviser Anthony Van Jones said it was time to stop worrying about budget deficits and pressure Washington to take more money from American businesses to fund larger social and infrastructure projects
“This is a rich country. We have plenty of money, and if you don’t believe me, ask Haliburton,” Jones told a group of progressive bloggers and activists at the Netroots Nation convention Friday. “There’s plenty of money out there; don’t fall into the trap of this whole deficit argument.” “The only question is how to spend it,” he added.
Van Jones, the former Green Jobs Czar for the Obama administration, was speaking at the radical Netroots convention over the weekend.