Donald Trump's Great Society

Donald Trump has famously vowed to “Make America Great Again,” but his actual vision for the nation has less in common with Ronald Reagan (who used the phrase in his 1980 campaign) and more in common with Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society,” which represented one of the most massive expansions of government in American history.

On several occasions this week, Trump signaled that if elected, he would work to expand the size and scope of government.

Trump took a page from socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’s policy agenda, releasing a proposal for six weeks of government-paid mandatory maternity leave.

Sure, his plan included some cosmetic touches (including child care tax deductions) meant to disguise it as a market-friendly plan, but there’s no way to cover up the fact that Trump would be creating a new government entitlement.