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It used to be that the Democratic Party was about economic growth, lower taxes and smaller government. Here’s what their platforms said starting with JFK:
“Our economy can and must grow at an average rate of 5% annually, almost twice as fast as our average annual rate since 1953. We shall expand the economy itself.” — 1960 Democratic Party Platform
“Maintain steady economic growth by helping through tax reduction to stimulate the economy when it is sluggish.” – 1968 Democratic Party Platform
“We reject the big government theory that says we can tax and spend our way to prosperity. We honor business as a noble endeavor.” — 1992 Democratic Party Platform
“Today’s Democratic Party knows that the era of big government is over. Big bureaucracies and Washington solutions are not the real answers to today’s challenges. We need a smaller government.” – 1996 Democratic Party Platform
“We have ended the era of big government. Democrats believe in supporting the startups, the small businesses, and the entrepreneurs that are making the New Economy go.”– 2000 Democratic Party Platform
“We promise to cut taxes for 98% of Americans. We believe the private