Bidenomics: Big Government, Industrial Policy and Centralized Control: Jonathan Williams in The Epoch Times
The common thread of this administration has been growth and expansion of government power, and certainly big government spending
Jonathan Williams, ALEC Executive Vice President of Policy and Chief Economist, was featured in The Epoch Times vocalizing criticisms of the Biden Administration’s economic agenda through increased government spending and rapid expansion of federal power at the expense of state government.
“I would define it as trickle-down big government,” Jonathan Williams, chief economist at the American Legislative Exchange Council, told The Epoch Times. “The common thread of this administration has been growth and expansion of government power, and certainly big government spending.”
“One of our greatest criticisms of this administration’s policy agenda is that everything has the common thread of trying to federalize decisions in Washington, and central government versus allowing the states to compete with each other,” Williams said. The Biden administration is “changing the incentive structure for many states in favor of a big government agenda.”
“[Biden’s] policy agenda has been to undermine state autonomy and federalism wherever possible, whether that is federalizing elections, banning state right-to-work laws [or] telling states you can’t cut taxes if you take federal bailout dollars,” Williams said. “The Biden administration has flooded state budgets with unprecedented amounts of federal aid. While that federal aid is temporary, the strings that are attached to it are not temporary.”