Because Obama’s big government mess has been such a resounding success.

(The Hill)– Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) warned incoming Republicans Tuesday morning against cutting back the size of government so much that it cannot contribute to U.S. productivity.

“Do they want a government too limited to have invented the Internet, now a vital part of our commerce and communications?” he asked at one point.

Kerry also argued that the government’s bailout of U.S. auto companies was warranted, and said government-funded research programs should be spared.

“[Do they want a] government too small to give America’s auto industry and all its workers a second chance to fight for their survival? Taxes too low to invest in the research that creates jobs and industries and fills the Treasury with the revenue that educates our children, cures disease, and defends our country?” he said in remarks to the Center for American Progress.

“We have to get past slogans and soundbites, reason together and talk in real terms about how America can do its best,” he added.

Much of the rest of Kerry’s speech was devoted to the need to maintain federal spending on infrastructure; he said the U.S. is falling far behind China and other countries in ensuring updated airports, roads and seaports.

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