Cal Thomas: Dem's 'better deal' is a raw deal – New York News




Theodore Roosevelt offered Americans a “Square Deal.” His fifth cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, gave us “The New Deal.” Modern Democrats, who have lost election after election, are now offering the country “A Better Deal.”

Speaking in Berryville, Virginia, a small town that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump and is represented by a Republican in Congress, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said, “Too many Americans don’t know what we stand for.”

Actually, they do know and that’s why Democrats don’t have the White House, why they lost their congressional majority and the reason they are in the minority in most state legislatures and governorships.

Standing on a platform with other aging, hard-left Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the “Better Deal” sounded like warmed over hash.


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Here’s how The New York Times described it: “The policies combine left-leaning doctrine old and new — a $15-an-hour minimum wage, a crusade against monopolies, and efforts to lower prescription drug costs — elevating issues Democrats expect to animate next year’s midterm elections and supplying an answer to critics who accuse them of offering nothing but obstruction.”

It would be nice if one of those monopolies targeted by Democrats were the public schools and the increasingly popular school choice option, which The Wall Street Journal recently noted is working to improve grades of especially poor and minority children.

Don’t look for that to happen, as Democrats…

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