Politicians win, taxpayers lose.
by John Stossel
The Iowa Caucus, the real start of the 2020 presidential primaries, is next week. Who’s favored to win? Sadly, as I write this, the smart money says it’s the candidate who’s promised Americans the most “free” stuff.
Six months ago, my staff and I tallied the candidates’ promises. All wanted to give away trillions—or more accurately, wanted government to tax you and spend your money on the candidates’ schemes.
At that point, Senator Kamala Harris led. Fortunately, her promises did not bring her sustained support, and she dropped out.
Unfortunately, now the other candidates are making even more promises.
So, it’s time for a new contest.