- derogatory, mainly US a form of government characterized by high taxation and public spending and centralization of political power
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Examples from the Web for big government
“My opponent is a big-government, big-spending, high-taxing” etc.How Can Dems Be Losing to These Idiots?
October 29, 2014
Republicans cheering for the sequester to kick in this week may find that their big-government states will suffer the most.
By contrast, in liberal, big-government Connecticut, 234,000 of 1.62 million jobs were in the government sector – or 14.4 percent.
At the moment, big-government fundamentalism poses more of a threat to the republic than religious absolutism.The Liberal God Delusion
December 28, 2012
In front of federally subsidized cows, Romney reiterated his opposition to big-government spending.Mitt Romney Visits Subsidized Farms, Knocks Big Government Spending
June 24, 2012