The gaggle of Democratic presidential candidates continues to issue position papers, each seemingly more intrusive and expensive than the last. Among the more costly plans floating in the political ether right now: Sen. Kamala Harris' proposed "LIFT the Middle Class Act."
A small group of multimillionaires and billionaires wrote a letter to the 2020 presidential candidates urging the passage of a new wealth tax. Their reasoning? Such a levy would strengthen democracy, make all Americans healthier (no -- really, they wrote that) and generally make the candidates popular with voters.
The so-called "Green New Deal" is another of the hot (so to speak) ideas on the Democratic presidential circuit. While the plan is a hash of economic illiteracy mixed with magical thinking, it hasn't stopped some candidates from making it a big part of their campaigns. On that list, would-be nominee Beto O'Rourke, who is desperately in search of attention.