The Battle of Washington. Hillary Has a Size-of-Government Fight on Her Hands.

Article posted on June 15th, 2015 by WhatAmIMissingHere

President Barack Obama and Sec. of State Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office.By Daniel Henninger

Republican activists strapping on body armor for the impending presidential campaign may get what they’ve been itching for—the Battle of Washington. That would be the long struggle between Big Government and whatever remnants of individual liberty haven’t disappeared inside the federal maw of rules, laws, programs or prosecutions.

To conservatives this is the Leviathan state, an opponent normally thrashed in 400-page books. In real life, the federal Leviathan simply expands annually. This election could be different, with the fight over the size of government finally ending up in the streets.

… After defeating the Clinton organization in 2008, the progressive left finally got full control of the Democratic Party. There is no chance they will let Mrs. Clinton even glance toward the center in the next 19 months. The Democratic left didn’t like the Clintons in 2007 and still doesn’t.

You’re not going to hear a peep about the private sector in this campaign, other than her opening-day remark that “there’s something wrong when CEOs make 300 times more than the average American worker.”

Mrs. Clinton is a Democrat inheriting the economic headwinds of the Obama presidency, six years of below-average economic growth that has produced middle-class anxiety over flat incomes and flat jobs. Her solution: Make big government bigger.

Start to finish, the Clinton campaign will be about income maintenance, education subsidies, refundable tax credits, expanded Social Security payments and, needless to say, pumping more helium into the ObamaCare balloon.   (my emphasis)

READ all of Daniel Henninger’s comments from the Wall Street Journal here.

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