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Jesse Jackson Jr. and the Gospel of Big Government

9:58 PM, Aug 25, 2008 • By TERRY EASTLAND
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Jesse Jackson Jr. has sounded a theme that the Democrats will push all week-namely that "at the heart of this campaign" is the idea that "we all have a stake in each other," meaning, he continued, that the well-being of each depends on the well-being of us all. What Jackson didn't say is that this idea will entail bigger, more invasive, and more costly government, a point the Republicans will hammer home in their response to Denver. The issue of the size and scope and expense of government will be, as usual between Democrats and Republicans, a point of contention between the two candidates as Election Day approaches. Don't let ‘em say there's only a dime's worth of difference between the two parties!