Some folks say leftists are serially dishonest.
And it’s true that they also claim the economy is a fixed pie and successful people only become rich by making others poor. Yet we know that’s a big fat lie as well.
Heck, it’s even true that they will argue that more government control of a big segment of the economy will lower costs and improve efficiency. And that’s obviously a whopper
But that doesn’t mean honest leftists are mythical, like Bigfoot and unicorns. Every so often a statist actually says something very honest. This deserves special attention, so this page has been created to commemorate those rare occasions.
But we also want to distinguish between types of honesty.
Our first category is for those who admit that leftist policy is somehow wrong. Or they at least acknowledge that there are negative side effects.
Nicholas Kristof writes on the problem of government-caused dependency.
Hillary Clinton confessed that Obamacare was undermining full-time work.
And we have several who have had epiphanies about gun control.
Jeffrey Goldberg admits gun ownership reduces crime.
Justin Cronin explains how he became a left-wing supporter of gun rights.
Jamelle Bouie pours cold water on Obama’s gun control agenda.
Our second category is for those statists who inadvertently reveal the degree to which they harbor depraved thoughts.
An English leftist named Richard Murphy actually argues that private income is the “rightful property” of government.
An American statist named Matt Yglesias openly expressed a desire for ultra-high tax rates solely for reasons of spite rather than to finance bigger government.
A California statist (sorry for being redundant) who happens to be Governor, Jerry Brown, celebrated the role of government coercion.
Congratulation to all these people for their accidental honesty!