US political parties that support EU style social welfare spending?
Are there any political parties or groups in the United States that openly support making the U.S. more like EU countries by:
- Addressing social welfare and safety net needs by increasing federal non-defense governmental expenditures to 19% of GDP -- compared with the approximately 12% of GDP currently used for non-defense federal expenditures.
- Setting federal defense expenditures at approximately 1.55% of GDP ( from 3.1% of GDP, or, a 50% decrease in the current budget)
- Keeping combined state and local government expenditures steady at approximately 19% of GDP.
- Imposing a highly progressive income and estate tax structure to pay for the increased expenditures and to lessen the income and wealth gaps in the U.S.