No surprise here. Liberal policies never work, it's been proven over and over again in cities and states that are run by liberals over decades and live and DIE by their policies.
Not only do they not work, as with guns they have the opposite effect of what is their aim. Democrat run California, most stringent gun laws of any state none of which prevented San Bernadino. Democrat run Chicago, despite tough gun laws, the city is plagued by shootings and illegal firearms.
There's a reason it took the country so long to pull out of the Great Depression under FDR, why Americans became acquainted with the Misery Index under Carter, and why we've had the weakest economic recovery from a recession in U.S. history under Obama. Liberal economic policies just don't work. In fact, the only time left-wingers have taken charge in the last 40 years without decimating the economy was during the Clinton years when Republicans in Congress balanced the budget and spent 6 years strong-arming Clinton to keep him from molesting the economy like one of his interns. This is no coincidence; it's a natural consequence of the errant liberal view of economics.
1) Keynesian stimulus doesn't work.The whole idea of revving up the economy via a government stimulus is doomed from the start.
2) You can't fund the whole country on the backs of the rich. Remember the Buffet Rule that liberals hyped endlessly for months? It turns out it would only raise 45 billion dollars over a decade.
3) Liberals incentivize failure. What are liberals incentivizing with food stamps, welfare, 99 weeks on unemployment insurance, and other giveaway programs? Only liberals would be surprised when they produce more failure by rewarding people for failing.
4) They create a hostile business environment. liberals demonize American businesses. They raise their taxes, bury them in new regulations, make it easier to sue them, and harass them with regulatory agencies at every turn.
5) The business environment becomes unpredictable. Because liberals believe in routing as much of American life through the hands of government bureaucrats as humanly possible, businesses never know what to expect.
6) Liberals cause businesses to focus on government instead of the product. Companies could outperform their competitors but they are hamstringed by competitor's allies in government.
7) Government is inherently slow, stupid, and inefficient.
All compliments of Barack Obama, peace be upon him.