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big government

n
derogatory chiefly US a form of government characterized by high taxation and public spending and centralization of political power
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An Appreciation," in which he wrote the following: "It's hard to overstate the importance of [Buckley's] National Review, which offered respectable conservative opinion against communism, big government and liberal culture at a time when the most visible conservatives were such tragic figures as Sen.
It is this destruction of moral values, institutions and customs that make big government possible.
In preview, Ending Big Government merits strong praise.
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We do not need a big government takeover of the water company.
The members of parliament were however critical of the recent reshuffle by the caretaker governor, Joseph Nguen Monytuel, saying he had formed a big government at a time when there is a need for austerity measures.
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This seems to be the Obama administration's version of American exceptionalism – an 'exceptionally big government,' in which a centralized government declares that we shall be great and innovative and competitive, not by individual initiative, but by government decree.
The Prime Minister said: "There is big Government support for Nissan and its electric car, and we are supporting the National Renewable Energy Centre, which is building the world's biggest testing facility for wave and tidal technology.
The Conservative leader said he would create "the responsible society" by rolling back the culture of big government bureaucracy created during Labour's 12 years in power.