They're Democrats, you say? One might not think so to read the economic blueprint unveiled by the House Democratic Caucus recently. It calls for balanced budgets, lower tax rates, and long-term investment in growth industries. No pleas for job programs or full employment.
How to distinguish Democrats, then, from Republicans? The Democratic caucus committee favors government participation in long-term economic planning. That may turn off Reaganites, but it's an idea supported by many economists and industrialists.
The country may build a consensus yet.