FreedomWorks Launches “Socialist Scale 2020” to Rank Democratic Presidential Candidates on Support for Big Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. — FreedomWorks today announces the launch of its “Socialist Scale 2020,” which offers a comprehensive ranking of the major Democratic presidential candidates based on their support for big government, anti-freedom policies.

Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“Just in time for the November Democratic debate and Thanksgiving dinner, FreedomWorks is pleased to introduce its ‘Socialist Scale 2020.’ With promises of job-killing Medicare-for-All, crippling wealth taxes, and protectionist trade policies, much of the 2020 Democratic presidential field is intent on unconstitutionally expanding the power of the presidency. Nearly every Democratic presidential candidate has openly boasted about their plans to use executive mandates to unilaterally advance their policies, which only serves to further diminish our nation’s system of separation of powers.

“Self-proclaimed socialists may take issue with our use of Soviet iconography, but as Vladimir Lenin himself put it, ‘the goal of socialism is communism.’ Each candidate’s platform would greatly increase the size of the government and bring us closer to a socialist state. Take a look for yourself to find out how far each is willing to go.”