To one person the term means higher taxes, more paperwork, and making people dependent rather than self-sufficient, whereas to another person it means necessary structures that support human welfare and minimize the damage done by large corporations.
QUESTIONS TO PLAY WITH:
-Often left out of the conversation is the question of what level of “government” should be doing the assisting (or not). Should it be federal? state? local? Does it make a difference?
-Also often left out of the conversation is the question of what kind of “government” should (or should not) be involved. Should it be government strictly accountable to the people, or more bureaucratic government at a further remove from the checks provided by the ballot box? Would it make a difference to you? Why?