Dooney's Dictionary

Big Government

Favoured corporate sector stalking horse in the 1990s trotted out whenever business boffins need to cover up their own screw-ups and inefficiencies. Never mind that government program spending as a percentage of GNP is well below 1967 levels, or that a quick glance at any big-city skyline will tell you which sector has gotten big in the last thirty years, and where the “big” problem now lies. In the late 1990s, the target of the corporations has been broadened from “big government” to demonize all government.

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