Small government is a great political brand, it looks great on a bumper sticker. People who don’t want the government to help unemployed people or the elderly or people without health insurance, who don’t want the government to create jobs, they say it’s ‘cause government has to be small.
They also want government to be monitoring every pregnancy in the country to make sure the government’s chosen outcome is the result of that pregnancy, under penalty of jail! So make your case that you don’t want the government to help the economy, but don’t give me this small government stuff, c’mon.
Rachel Maddow, Lean Forward on MSNBC