Dec 27, 2015, 10:30am
Liberal Priorities All Seem To Hurt The Poor

Jeffrey Dorfman
I use economic insight to analyze issues and critique policy.

Liberals and the collection of them that more or less form the Democrat Party frequently express their support for the poor and their intention to fight for them in the form of higher pay, better benefits, and redistribution schemes designed to punish the rich and, therefore, somehow make the poor feel better about themselves. Unfortunately, for the poor, the Democrats also care about a lot of other issues (social justice, environmental justice, pretty much any justice except criminal justice). Caring about all these other issues translates into actions that help those causes, but hurt the poor. When we look at the big picture, the demonstrated actions of the Democrats and liberals, in general, almost always seem to make life harder, not easier, for the poor.