The last Dem debate was between Bernie and Hillary. There was a point where Hillary proudly brought up HillaryCare: http://time.com/4208869/democratic-debate-transcript-full-text-new-hampshire-fifth/ What's interesting about this is: 1. HillaryCare didn't pass. 2. The House and Senate changed hands. 3. Bill Clinton moved to the right after Newt became speaker. 4. The economic policies went to "the era of big government is over" 5. The economy grew better than it has since. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Revolution The era of big government is over: Growth ave over 4% http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.KD.ZG?page=3 Seems pretty clear.