While I was campaigning today, a neighbor struggling with his Trump-excusification joked that “Democrats like free stuff.”
My neighbor’s preferred Presidential nominee says he will build a wall and make Mexico pay for it. Cool—free wall!
My neighbor’s preferred Presidential nominee says he will expand everything in the military and pay for it in part by “respectfully asking countries such as Germany, Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia to pay more for the tremendous security we provide them.” Boats, missiles, soldiers, paid for by our allies—free army stuff!
That unstrategic expansion of the entire military would surely contribute to the national debt. My neighbor’s Presidential nominee will add $11.5 trillion to the national debt over the next decade, compared to only $250 billion in new debt under the Democratic Presidential nominee. That’s the Republican proposing 46 times more free stuff than the Democrat.
“Democrats love free stuff”? As I said, my neighbor was joking.