The evidence speaks for itself, and yet they (the politicians and those casting votes) never learn. Sessions:
It is time that we pointed out that the establishment they are shielding from cuts–the big-government apparatus they are defending–is hurting people every day. Their policies, their endless support of the bureaucracy, has created poverty and joblessness and dependency. In cities like Baltimore, Detroit, and Chicago–governed almost exclusively by Democrats at every level–good, hardworking people are hurt every day by the policies of the Left.
* In the city of Baltimore, one in three children live in poverty. One in three Baltimore residents are on food stamps.
* In Chicago, there were roughly 500 homicides in 2012. Fifty-one percent of the city’s children live in a single-parent family.
* In Detroit, almost one in three households had not a single person working at any time in the last 12 months. The city’s violent crime rate is among the worst in the country. More than half of all Detroit children live in poverty.
Paris circa 1793 was much the same, except that by that time the enforcers were doling out most of the mass murder for “the general welfare” or some such claim.